The Association was established in 1980 and membership is open to both
residents and businesses. The Association works to encourage and
maintain a vibrant and sustainable commercial community, which
recognises the unique historic value of the Leura Village
precinct. You can support the Association by
Becoming a Member, Volunteering
or both. The Association is governed by its
Constitution and guided by its
What we do
Provide a unified voice for the local business community
Lobby Council on matters pertaining to our village and its
Research and implement ways to promote our village and
Fund the costs of the LVA Website and Social Media channels
Fund promotional media content and editorials about the
Provide the funding to promote Leura Village through our own
two high profile annual events - the Leura Harvest Festival and
Leura Village Fair
Work with external organisations to host their events in
Provide a pleasant garden environment for locals and visitors
Fund a horticulturalist to work with volunteers to maintain
the gardens in Leura Mall
Promote and organise the special late-night Christmas Shopping
experience and funding Christmas decorations
Operate the CCTV system in the village.
The LVA Committee
The Committee are all volunteers committed to furthering the cause of the
Association as documented in the Charter.
It is elected each year at the AGM. The following were elected at the
December 2023 AGM for the next year.
David Hodgekiss, resident--President
Jodie Dalglish, Megalong Books--Vice President
Rob Kella, Leura Fine Woodwork Gallery--Secretary
Michael Anstiss, resident--Treasurer
Mary Bennett, Leura Health Foods--Committee
Adele Cannella, Red Cross Leura--Committee
Bruce Hart, Birches of Leura--Committee
Roxann Kella, Leura Fine Woodwork Gallery--Committee
Kim Vidler, With Max and Me--Committee
Since the early 1980s the LVA has funded, established and maintained
the public Gardens including the shopping Mall precinct,
the Mural pathway and other key garden beds. Click
Leura Village Gardens
to learn more
In 1981 held the inaugural Leura Village Fair, the proceeds of which
were used to fund the planting of the now iconic cherry trees.
Overseeing and providing 50% of the funding for the street paving
and hard landscaping to establish the garden beds in the Mall
Successfully applied for a grant to install CCTV system
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
as either a Sponsor Member, Business Member or Resident Member. If you would
like more information please email
An organisation that is a Gold, Silver or Bronze sponsor of an Association
event, is a Sponsor Member.
The benefits of being a Sponsor Member are described in the sponsor pack and
include a complimentary Business Membership for the year of sponsorship.
The sponsor pack for the 2022 Leura Village Fair
indicates the levels and typical sponsorship benefits.
If you are considering becoming a Sponsor Member and want more information, or
the sponsor pack for the event you are interested in, please email us via the