The Leura Village Association

The LVA was established in 1980 and whilst membership was initially structured around a business chamber of commerce, more recently individual community members are eligible to join the Association. Together the business and community members work to 'encourage and maintain a vibrant and sustainable commercial community, which recognises the unique historic value of the Leura Village precinct.'

What the LVA does

  • Provides a unified voice for the local business community
  • Lobbies Council on matters pertaining to our village and its businesses
  • Researches and implements ways to promote our village and services
  • Funds the cost of the LVA Website and Social Media channels
  • Funds promotional media content and editorials about the village
  • Promotes Leura Village through our own two high profile annual events - the Leura Harvest Festival and Leura Village Fair
  • Works with external organisations to host their events in Leura
  • Advocates on issues that may affect Leura
  • Provides a pleasant garden environment for locals and visitors to enjoy
  • Funds a horticulturalist to work with volunteers to maintain the gardens in Leura Mall
  • Promotes and organises the special late-night Christmas Shopping experience and funding Christmas decorations

More recently the LVA obtained a grant to install CCTV in the village. The ongoing maintenance of the security cameras will be funded by the LVA.

The 2021 LVA Committee

The LVA Committee is comprised of a strictly voluntary group committed to the presentation of Leura Village as a world-class tourist destination.

  • Andrew Tsaroumis, Café Leura—President
  • Bruce Hart, Birches of Leura—Vice President
  • David Hodgekiss, Ginger Bread House—Treasurer
  • Toby Griffin, tg—Secretary
  • Jodie Dalglish, Megalong Books—Committee
  • James Howarth, Leura Garage—Committee
  • Dario Licandro, The Oak Brasserie—Committee
  • Kylie McCoy, Mills & Beans—Committee

LVA meetings are held on the last Wednesday of each month at The Oak Brasserie from 6pm. All members are welcome to attend.

Become a member

  • You will benefit from the LVA's promotion of Leura as a top tourist destination
  • Your business will be listed on this website and promoted on the LVA Facebook page
  • You will have the opportunity to provide news updates to the website
  • You will receive regular updates from the LVA President and will be very welcome to attend the monthly committee meetings
  • You will have the opportunity to network and meet other members at Meetings and events
  • You will be entitled to a stall at the Leura Village Fair & Leura Harvest Festival at discounted rates
  • LVA is a member of the NSW Business Chamber and so all LVA members have direct access to the benefits of that association

Leura Village receives approximately 600,000 visitors per year and is one of the most visited places in the country. We are on show to the world and the village is loved for its originality, quirkiness and differentiation from the typical city experience. Help us keep it this way by joining the Leura Village Association.

For information, please email

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Keeping Leura beautiful

The Leura Garden Force is a group of enthusiastic volunteers who work under the supervision of a horticulturalist to maintain the garden beds in Leura Mall and ensure that Leura keeps its reputation as the Garden Village.

No gardening experience is required, just a willingness to work and have some fun. Gardening sessions are usually early in the morning, twice a week and volunteers can commit to as much time as they can. Volunteers are required to pay $10 as membership of the LVA to cover insurance costs. For information, please email