What is Evatt?

Evatt Victoria is the state round of Australia’s premier debating and diplomacy competition.

Evatt places young Australians in the shoes of UN Security Council representatives, making them debate on issues of international security, human rights and current affairs.

Students in Years 9-12 compete in teams of two from their own school. The competition takes the form of a simulated UN Security Council, where teams debate, amend and vote on a resolution prepared by our facilitators from the perspective of one of the Security Council’s member states.

 Why should I take part in Evatt?

  • Skills in speaking, research, teamwork and diplomacy – which are equally crucial to success in Evatt!
  • Unique teamwork & leadership abilities
  • Leadership, interpersonal and problem solving skills through lobbying and negotiating with other students
  • Greater knowledge and engagement with important international issues of our time – from global warming to terrorism, aid to intervention – you’ll expand your horizons and engage with issues increasingly relevant to young Australians
  • A chance to meet other passionate and engaged young people

Don’t forget, you don’t need any prior debating, public speaking or model UN experience to take part in Evatt – often some of our most successful teams have done absolutely no public speaking before!


Rounds have now finished for 2018. Express interest for the 2019 competition here!


If you have any questions, please send an email to our 2019 Evatt Convenor, Michael Donaghue-Evans.

More information about how Evatt works can be found here.

Please ensure you have read and understood our Registration Policy before completing the registration form.