NSWDU in 2022

This year, the National Schools Debating Championships will be held in Canberra. The Championships rotate between the state capitals each year.

If you would like to be involved, make sure to register for the state team trials, which will take place on 12 and 13 March 2021. We will also be running workshops on 5 and 6 March.

You can register for the workshops here.

You can register for the trials here.

NSWDU in 2021

In 2021, the NSW Schools Debating Team competed at the National Schools Debating Championships, held in Hobart. Dhruv Hariharan and Toby Mok were selected as Highly Commended speakers.

We congratulate all the 2021 NSW team members for their hard work and passion! Thanks also to their coaches Daniel Yim and Ellie Stephenson.

We are looking forward to competing at Nationals once again in 2022!


The New South Wales Debating Union (NSWDU) is an independent not-for-profit organisation that seeks to promote and develop high school debating in New South Wales.

NSWDU selects, coaches and manages the New South Wales Schools Debating Team, which competes at the National Schools Debating Championships every year. In the competition’s 44-year history, NSW has been the most successful state, having won the competition on 21 occasions and been runner-up on another 11 occasions.

The NSW Debating Team for 2020

The coaches of the New South Wales Schools Debating Team for 2021 are Daniel Yim & Ellie Stephenson.

NSWDU also holds workshops at schools across the state run by experienced debating adjudicators and coaches who offer their services on a voluntary basis.

NSWDU is an affiliate of the Australian Debating Federation.

To contact us: please direct inquiries to nswdebatingunion@gmail.com. For more information and updates on the trial process, please like our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/nswdu