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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.

DAV President's Cup 2017

The President’s Cup is back!

The DAV’s annual adult debating tournament, the President’s Cup is a 3 v 3 tournament running across a single day, followed by post-tournament drinks. It’s open to all levels of debating experience – so if you’re a new debater, live for exhibition debates, or if you’re a seasoned uni debater, come along and debate!

The tournament will run from 9-6pm at Wesley College, St Kilda on Sunday, June 4. This is easy to access by public transport. Registration includes a catered morning tea and lunch, and the post-tournament drinks.


If you’re keen on debating-

Registration is now open! Please register by clicking the button below:

Register as debater

Registration for DAV members is $30 per person, and $35 for non-members. Registration is per person, but you can nominate a team in the form, or if you’re a solo debater, we can place you in a team.

Registration closes Friday, June 2 at 5pm. Registration can be paid by electronic transfer or in cash on the day. If you want to transfer, please transfer to the DAV account (BSB: 033132, Account Number: 104144). Please note your name in the transfer so we can track your payment.


If you want to adjudicate-

Registration for adjudicators is also open – please register by clicking the button below:

Register as adjudicator

Adjudicators get to listen to epic debates and come to the post-tournament drinks for free! $0 registration for adjudicators. Registration for adjudicators also closes on Friday, June 2 at 5pm.

Please note that university debating teams are required to observe the N/2 rule (they must supply 1 adjudicator for every two teams entered. If 1 team is entered, please supply 1 adjudicator).

Contact Us

If you have any questions, wish to amend your registration details or want to know more, please contact Devon at memberservices@dav.com.au or the DAV office at debater@dav.com.au