Evatt Trophy Competition

Evatt Queensland is the state’s round of the Evatt Trophy – Australia’s largest, oldest, and most prestigious debating and diplomacy competition, with over 2000 students competing from every State and Territory.

Participation in this competition places Queensland students from Years 9 -12 in the shoes of UN Security Council representatives. This is an opportunity for students to garner a deeper understanding of global issues, and train themselves in the skills they need for active citizenship.

Success in the Queensland round can lead to a spot on the Queensland delegation to the Evatt National Finals.

Above all else, Evatt is designed for students with varying interests, experiences, and abilities. No previous knowledge of international affairs, or MUN debating, is necessary.

How Evatt Works in Queensland

The Evatt Competition has three rounds in Queensland – preliminary rounds, semi-finals, and a Queensland Grand Final.

The Preliminary Rounds are held in many regions around Queensland: Toowoomba, Lismore, the Gold Coast, the Sunshine Coast, and in Brisbane. All regional rounds are full days of Evatt debate.

From these regional rounds, thirty teams will be selected to attend the Semi-Finals in Brisbane. The top 15 teams from the semi-finals go on to compete in the Queensland State Finals. The top 5 of those teams represent their school and their state at the National Finals in December – which is held in a different capital city each year.

Registrations are Now Closed for 2019



More information and tips about how to prepare can be found on the National Evatt website. However, the best way to become familiar with the Evatt rules of procedure is to give it a go! Many beginners attend each year, and first-timers usually get the hang of ‘MUN’ by the second round of debate.

Important Information

State Grand Finals – Sunday 18/08 (8AM – 4:30PM)

Queensland Parliamentary Annex (Alice Street)

For security reasons, we ask that you keep belongings to a minimum. No water bottles. Please avoid bringing sharp objects, which includes scissors. 


In 2019, rounds will be held in Brisbane, Lismore, the Sunshine Coast, the Gold Coast, and Toowoomba. Students are ONLY required to attend one of the listed rounds for their area. Multiple options are provided for certain areas, so as to provide students with the flexibility to choose the round which suits them best.

Additionally, each of our regional conferences includes a round of Evatt (Townsville, Cairns, and Mackay).


Who Can Attend:
Students in Years 9-12

Students must wear their school uniform and bring pens, paper and a water bottle. Students must have transport arrangements organised. Snacks will be provided.

Details such as room allocation and country designation will be emailed to students after registration and prior to the event.


Thank-you to the Following Sponsors

UN Youth is a not-for-profit charity. The generosity of our partners ensures Evatt runs successfully, and is accessible to all Queenslanders.

Further Questions

If you have any questions about Evatt Queensland, you can get in touch with our 2019 Convenor, Ella Morton, at ella.morton@unyouth.org.au