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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.

Latest DAV News

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

The DAV is recruiting adjudicators to help with our school debating programs in 2024.

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 $45-85 (usually $64) 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


Reminder: Registration closes on 29 April for Public Speaking Competition 2024 - all divisions! - April 18th

Registration for the DAV's Public Speaking Competition (all divisions) closes 4PM, Monday 29th April.

For more details and registration link, please see below:

Junior Public Speaking (Year 7-8)

Intermediate Public Speaking (Year 9-10)

Senior Public Speaking (Year 11-12)

Each division offers both online and face-to-face competition.

NOTE: You can register students with names as 'TBC' and provide details later.

NOTE: Please contact the office on 9348 9477 or at debater@dav.com.au if you require an extension.


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