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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)

Summer Debate Camp - 2024

Running in selected school holidays, the non-residental camp promises to be bigger and better than ever before! In person debate camps will return in the summer break. 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.

Registrations for Summer Debate Camp 2024 are now open.

Students can register to attend the full 3-day program or one day only.The cost to attend will be $300 per student for each 3-day program or $120 for single day registrations, inclusive of lunch.

Novice program.

When: Wednesday 17th - Friday 19th January

Where: Huntingtower School, Waimarie Dr, Mt Waverley

Who: Targeted at students in years 7-9, or those with little to no understanding of debating. Older students with limited experience in debating may apply for this program.

Intermediate program.

When: Monday 22nd - Wednesday 24th January

Where: Huntingtower School, Waimarie Dr, Mt Waverley

Who:Targeted at students in years 10-12, or those with experience in debating. Younger debaters with high levels of experience may apply to attend (i.e., Year 9s who have debated in finals debates or have at least 3 years of debating experience).

Complete this form to register.

Upon registering you will receive a confirmation email and consent form. Invoices will be sent on receipt of consent forms.

Please note that there are a limited number of spaces available and students are encouraged to register early to guarantee their place. Registrations close January 8th at 4pm, or when we reach capacity. If you would like to be added to our mailing list and be notified as soon as registration opens for other programs, please e-mail debater@dav.com.au