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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)

Training and Adjudicator Services

The DAV offers a variety of training and adjudicator services to primary and secondary schools across Victoria.


Adjudication (price per adjudicator)

$90 first hour, $75 each additional hour

Training (price per trainer)

$100 first hour, $80 each additional hour

Less than 48hrs notice

$40 surcharge

Less than 24hrs notice

$80 surcharge

Travel fee for bookings 25+km from CBD $30
Travel fee for bookings 50+km from CBD $60
Surcharge for large bookings (4+ people) 10%

Term 1 Training Special

If you would like to arrange for an accredited DAV trainer to come to your school to assist your teams in preparing for the 2024 competition, please enter your booking requests as early as possible, as availability is limited. These sessions are available at the special price of $75 per hour, per trainer in February and March only. We recommend one trainer for each group of 12 students.

If you would like to book a DAV trainer or adjudicator for 2024, please fill out this form. We will be in touch with you to confirm your booking shortly afterwards.