The Schools Debating Competition is the largest and most prestigious secondary school debating competition in Western Australia.

During 2023, over 300 teams will compete in 6 rounds of debating, culminating in the Schools Debating Competition Finals Series in September. The top two Novice, Junior, and Senior team of each division compete in the Grand Final for each levels State Championship title.

Host Schools 2023

The Draw

Our draw website contains the most up-to-date version of debates.

Please always double-check your topic and side allocation.

Postponements & Forfeits

To postpone or forfeit a debate please contact WADL using the below form as soon as possible.

Postponements must be lodged at least 48 hours before the scheduled debate.

Please take care to include the correct team name and numbers, as well as the correct division.

Venue Maps

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