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, in Years 9 -12, in the shoes of UN Security Council representatives. This allows for a deeper understanding of global issues and trains students in the skills they need for active citizenship. Teams will debate international issues. Success in the Queensland round can lead to a spot on the Queensland delegation to the Evatt National Finals. Above all, 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, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, and 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.


Early-Bird registrations are open now! In 2018 Evatt rounds will start at the end of Term 2. Keep an eye on our Facebook page or this website to stay up to date. 




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


July Saturday 28th Sunshine Coast Round 1 (8:30-12)
July Sunday 29th Toowoomba Round 1 (10-1:30)
August Saturday 4th Gold Coast Round 1 (8:30-12)
August Sunday 5th Lismore Round 1 (8:30-12) Lismore Round 2 (1-4:30)
August Saturday 11th Brisbane Round 1a (8:30-12) Brisbane Round 1b (1-4:30)
August Sunday 12th Brisbane Round 2a (8:30-12) Brisbane Round 2b (1-4:30)
August Saturday 18th Semi-Finals Round (9-3:30)
August Saturday 25th Grand Finals Round (8:30-4)

Rounds will be held in Brisbane, Lismore, the Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast and Toowoomba. Students are ONLY required to attend one of the listed rounds for their area. Multiple options have been made available 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.

Who Can Attend:
Students in Years 9-12

Registration Price:
$30.00 Regular


Students must wear their school uniform and bring pens, paper and a water bottle. Students must have transport arrangements organised. Lunch will be not be provided, as rounds end before, or start after lunch. Morning and Afternoon tea are provided.

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

Further Questions

If you have any questions about Evatt Queensland, you can get in touch with our Convenor, Dakoda Titmus, at [email protected]