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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.

Schools Competition
(Yr 9-12 Debating)

Winter Debate Camp 2024

Running in the winter school holidays, the non-residental camp promises to be bigger and better than ever before! The camps will consist of matter sessions on recurring debating themes, workshops to improve debating and public speaking skills and offer students the chance to participate in multiple debates and to receive feedback from experienced adjudicators.

Winter Debate Camp registration is now open.

Please note that there are a limited number of spaces available and students are encouraged to register early to guarantee their place. If you would like to be added to our mailing list and be notified as soon as registration opens please e-mail debater@dav.com.au.

Upon registering you will receive a confirmation email and an invoice will be sent to you. All payments should be finalised within a week of registration.

Students will benefit from watching and critiquing an exhibition debate and attending sessions focused on improving their debating skills. They will then put these skills into practice in debates against fellow attendees.

When: Monday 8th, Tuesday 9th and Wednesday 10th July (9am-4pm)

Where: CityCite, 474 Flinders St, Melbourne

Who: Students in Years 10-12 with at least some previous debating experience.

Cost: $300 per student for the 3-day program or $120 for single day registrations, inclusive of lunch.

Registration is open via this form.

For further information, please email debater@dav.com.au.


Please register using the Google form, any issues please email the office at debater.com.au.