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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)

2023 DAV Schools Competition

Finals Draws

Playoff 1

Thursday 17th August 2023

Lowther Hall AGS

Playoff 2

Thursday 24th August 2023

Haileybury College Keysborough

Playoff 3

Wednesday 30th August 2023

Northcote High School


Thursday 7th September 2023

St Leonard's College


Thursday 5th October 2023

Loreto Mandeville Hall Toorak

Semi Finals

Thursday 12th October 2023

Melbourne Grammar School

Grand Final

Thursday 19th October 2023

Caulfield Grammar School, St. Kilda East