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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.

Latest DAV News

Sign up to become a DAV adjudicator! (Full training provided) - November 14th

The DAV is recruiting adjudicators to help with our school debating programs in 2023.

Becoming an adjudicator is a great way to continue developing your critical thinking and public speaking skills, and provides opportunities to meet lots of new like-minded people.

Debating rounds are run on Monday-Thursday evenings from February to November, and adjudicators receive $60-85 for each round they attend.

Click here for more information and to sign up

Click here to watch a video from the DAV President on why you should become involved


Our apologies that we cannot respond to email today! - October 22nd

Please note: Our email server is down so we cannot access email or voicemail this afternoon. We are working with service providers to resolve this problem.

This issue will not effect the public speaking finals occurring on Zoom this evening.


Online Summer Debate Camp - December 14th
Registration is now open for our online Summer Debate Camps for students in Years 7-12. Running in the school holidays in January, 2021. more...

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