The Evatt Competition is Australia’s largest high school debating competition, with over 2,000 students competing in rounds in every State and Territory across Australia.

The competition is open to students in years 9-12 from all over the Perth metropolitan and outer metropolitan suburbs, as well as regional areas.

The competition takes the form of a mock session of the UN Security Council. Teams of two students debate, amend, and vote on a prepared resolution from the perspective of their assigned nation. The students judged the most effective diplomats in the Preliminary Rounds will proceed to the State Final.

The State Final is held annually at Parliament House. From this pool of competitors, the most effective teams will then be sent to compete in the National Finals, hosted by a different State or Territory division in December each year.

Further information on the competition generally, including how the debate works and tips for preparing for your round, take a look at the National Evatt Competition page here and follow the tabs at the top.


Workshops will be run on both July 28th and July 31st to give an introduction to Model United Nations, and to run you through the rules of the competition!

This workshop is compulsory to compete in the competition, however you only need to attend ONE of the nights.

Workshops will take place at Hale School Lecture Theatre at 6pm.


Rounds will take place between August 3-12 in the Perth Metropolitan Area.

  • Friday 3rd of August – Subiaco Community Centre (4pm-8pm)
  • Saturday 4th August – Cottesloe Civic Centre (8am – 12pm)
  • Saturday 4th of August – Cottesloe Civic Centre (1pm – 5pm)
  • Saturday 11th of August – UWA (8am – 12pm)
  • Saturday 11th of August – UWA (1pm – 5pm)
  • Sunday 12th August – UWA (1pm – 5pm)

Regional Rounds will take place on the following dates.

  • 24th July – Albany
  • 26th July – Margaret River
  • 28th July – Busselton
  • 30th July – Bunbury
  • 2nd August – Geraldton

NOTE: You only need to attend ONE of these rounds! You will receive your round allocation two weeks prior to your round, and your country allocation one week prior.

The Grand Final will take place on August 31st at the WA Parliament House.


Registrations are open now for Evatt 2018! Make sure to register quickly, as Round and Country Allocations occur first in best dressed!

There is a cost of $20 per head for regional students, and $35 per head for metropolitan students.

If you have any further questions please contact the convenor Ben Hamblin at ben.hamblin@unyouth.org.au.


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