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.
How to forfeit
You must follow these instructions to forfeit. Schools which fail to notify their opponents the DAV Office and the Host School will risk suspension from the competition. There are also fines for forfeiting - if you forfeit on the day of the debate, you will be fined $40, if you forfeit before the day of the debate, you will be fined $20. If you give no notice of the forfeit, or do not notify all three parties you will be fined $60. If you have an exceptional reason for your forfeit and wish the fine to be waived, please email Dominique Caesar
at the DAV office.
1. Download the Forfeit Notification Form (Word Document)
2. Complete the form as required. You should have a list of the names and contact details for the other debating coordinators in your region at the start of the year. If you are unsure of the debating coordinator's name, please contact the school.
3. Send a copy of the email to each of the schools you are forfeiting against before the day of the debate, or at the very latest before 3PM on the day.
Send a copy of the email to Dominique Caesar at the DAV Office during office hours (10AM to 4PM) before the debate.
The DAV Forfeit Policy is available in the Schools Competition Handbook