Evatt NT is the Territory round of Australia’s largest and premier debating and diplomacy competition.

The competition takes the form of mock sessions of the UN Security Council. Teams of two students from years 9 -12 debate, amend, and vote on a prepared resolution from the perspective of a Member State of the Security Council. The top two teams will represent their school and the NT at the National Finals December.

You can find more details on the competition and how Evatt debate works on the National Competition page.

Why should I take part in Evatt?

  • Gain skills in speaking, research, teamwork, leadership and diplomacy.
  • Represent a country in the most important body in the international arena.
  • Expand your horizons and engage with the big current issues in international relations – from global warming to terrorism, aid to intervention and debt to piracy.
  • Debate, negotiate and lobby competitively.
  • Compete for your school and the chance to represent the NT for a week in Tasmania.
  • 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 – some of our most successful teams have done absolutely no public speaking before!

How Evatt works in NT

Evatt NT is held in Term 3 in Darwin, and consists of a full day of Evatt debate. The top 2 teams from this round represent their school and the Territory at the National Finals in December.

Event Information


  • Preliminary Rounds – Saturday 24th August and Sunday 25th August
  • Final Round – Sunday 1st September

Time: TBA

Who: Open to all students in Years 9 – 12

Where: TBA

Cost: $50 per team

Contact Us


UN Youth Northern Territory wishes to thank the Rotary Club of Litchfield/Palmerston for their generous support of the event.