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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)

2024 Schools Competition Fees:

Fees for DAV programs are structured around a sliding scale, based on the number of teams you enter.

Team fees (per team, per grade)

Team 1


Team 2


Team 3


Team 4


Team 5


Team 6 $460

Please note - team registration in the Schools Competition is capped at a maximum of 4 teams per grade.

We appreciate that this will limit participation in some school communities, but we believe that it is more prudent to cap participation before the season begins than disappoint students with cancellations at short notice.

Coordinators will be able to enter more than 4 teams on the website, and we will notify coordinators if any additional accommodations can be made, but this is likely to be in rare instances.

Additionally, please note that unfortunately, we will not be able to accommodate teams of students younger than year 9 in the senior competition in 2024. Schools who wish to enter year 7-8 students can submit an application for exemption if there is no proximate Junior Secondary Program region (JSP) or in other extenuating circumstances..

In addition to these fees, all schools are required to pay an annual membership fee to participate in DAV competitions.  This is a one-off annual payment for all DAV competitions, so if your school has already participated in the Schools Competition this year, you will not be required to pay again:

Membership fee (per school)

1-4 teams


4-9 teams


10-14 teams


15+ teams