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Grand Final: 20th August 2023

The 2023 Gold Coast Debating season comes to a close, with the Grand Final at Bond University on Sunday the 20th of August. Come along as a victor is determined for each of our divisions, and stay for the presentations, as we hear from Bond University’s Dr Matthew Raj, and recognise each of our winning teams, runners up, adjudicators and venue hosts.

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.

2023 Competition Information

Overview of all debate rounds for 2023

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

Draws and Venues for 2023 Finals Series

Sunday 20th August at Bond University

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, and additional financial support, is something we truly appreciate. We are proud to have them as a valued partner.

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