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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)

2019 Junior Secondary Program Fees

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

Team fees

Teams 1-2

$140 per team

Teams 3-4

$160 per team

Teams 5-6

$175 per team

Teams 7-8

$190 per team

Teams 9-10 $220 per team

Please note - team registration in the Junior Secondary Program is capped at a maximum of 10 teams per school per region. 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