Debaters, Monash Association of (MAD)



The Monash Association of Debaters is one of the largest and most successful debating societies in the Southern hemisphere. MAD has a rich history spanning over 50 years, and we are passionate about building on this legacy.

MAD's 500+ members include hundreds of enthusiastic students of all backgrounds and skill levels.

Aims & Objectives

The purpose of the association is to advance education of the students of Monash University by—

(1) developing skills required in debating and public speaking within the Monash University community;

(2) ensuring widespread and high quality participation in Intervarsity competitions;

(3) affiliating and co-operating with the Debaters Association of Victoria (DAV), Australasian Intervarsity Debating Association (AIDA), and the World University Debating Council (WUDC);

(4) coordinating social activities for members;

(5) promoting the exchange of ideas and skills between members, and act as a resource base for members; and

(6) raising community and campus awareness of the value and potential of debating.

Annual Membership (MSA Card)


Annual Membership (Non MSA Card)