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Welcome to the DAV Website
The DAV is a non-profit association which exists to promote debate. It is the peak debating body in Victoria and runs large competitions for adults and for schools across Victoria. It provides training and resources for debaters, teachers and adjudicators.

Schools Competition
(Yr 9-12 Debating)

2022 Schools Competition Fees:

Fees for DAV programs are structured around a sliding scale, based on the number of teams you enter.

Team fees (per team, per grade)

Teams 1-2

$225 per team

Teams 3-4

$290 per team

Teams 5-6

$385 per team

Teams 7-8

$470 per team

Teams 9-10 $540 per team

Please note - team registration in the Schools Competition is capped at a maximum of 10 teams per grade. In some regions this cap will be lower than 10 teams in order to provide opportunity for as many schools as possible to participate.

In addition to these fees, all schools are required to pay an annual membership fee to participate in DAV competitions.  This is a one-off annual payment for all DAV competitions, so if your school has already participated in the Schools Competition this year, you will not be required to pay again:

Membership fee (per school)

1-4 teams


4-9 teams


10-14 teams


15+ teams