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Who We Are

Gold Coast Debating is a high level three-on-three style debating competition, which aims to provide its participants with a beneficial extension to their mainstream curriculum studies. This is achieved through the development of skills in communication, public speaking, confidence, teamwork and logical argument; as well as engagement with pressing social and political issues.

The competition invites schools from across the state, catholic and independent sectors, embracing the breadth of students that the Gold Coast has to offer. With four preliminary rounds and four finals rounds in each division each year, the season spans from March to August, and thus students commit a large portion of their school year to preparation, training and debate.

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2023 Competition Information

All Competition


Overview of all debate rounds for 2023

For all prepared (i.e. not 'short prep') debates in 2023

Venue: Somerset College

7th June 2023


Register as an adjudicator here!

How divisions and rounds work

School coordinators only

Summer School PPTs are now available

Registration for school representatives

2023 Sponsors

Thank you to Bond University for their ongoing support of Gold Coast Debating. Their generous offering of facilities at both the season launch and grand final is something we truly value, and we are proud to have them as a valued partner.

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