About Us

The Tesla Owners Club of Australia (TOCA) was established in March 2016 by a group of enthusiastic owners. This Club is an Official Partner of the Tesla Owners Club Program, giving us access to information, activities and discounts that we pass on to our members.


OBJECTS AND PURPOSE of Tesla Owners Club of Australia Inc. (TOCA)

  1. Promote the ownership, potential ownership and/or enthusiasm by Members toward Tesla vehicles and other associated products and ventures of Tesla Inc. and affiliated entities. 
  2. Promote friendship, knowledge sharing and networking between members of TOCA on social media, and at social or other functions.
  3. Promote Tesla Inc.'s Mission Statement, wherever relevant for TOCA, through all and any opportunity and methods available to TOCA, as arise from time to time
  4. Promote and lobby, on behalf of our Members, matters of relevance pertaining to Tesla, electric vehicles, their use and cost, and other related matters, organisations or products.
  5. Operate as an Incorporated Club according to its Registered Rules, and, any Operational Procedures as determined from time to time by the TOCA Committee.

Our committee has (at least) twelve people at any given time, including four office bearer roles as required by the ACT Association Guidelines. 

Our office bearers are:


 Pete Thorne

 Model S 75D (NSW)

Vice President

 Ross Hetherington

 Model 3 (ACT)


 Philip Playle

 Model 3P  (NSW)


James Hayward

 Model 3P (QLD) 


And our ordinary committee members are:


Michael Barwell

Model S P85, Model Y P (NSW)

QLD Chapter Pres.

Arran Blomfield

Model X 100D (QLD)

WA Representative

Chris Johnson

Roadster (WA)

SA Representative



TAS Representative

Charles Gregory

Model 3 (TAS)

NT Representative

Richard Smith

Model X 100D (NT)

NSW Representative

Steven Du

Model X 100D (NSW)

VIC Representative

Les Posen

Model 3 (VIC)
ACT Representative Catherine Hetherington Model 3 (ACT)
Loan Adaptor Manager Nick Di Paolo Model S (VIC)
Committee Member Zac Meyers Model 3 (SA)
Committee Member Garry Busowsky Model X P100D (VIC)
Committee Member Luke Smith Model 3P (QLD) 
Committee Member Riz Akhtar Model 3P (VIC)
Committee Member Mark Edwards Model S (NSW)
Committee Member Chris Quin Model 3 (VIC)
Committee Member Kieran Pradeep Model S (NSW)
Committee Member Daniel Emmerson Model 3 (VIC)
Committee Member Paula Wadeson-White Model 3 (QLD)
Committee Member Linda Reeb Model 3 (QLD)
Committee Member Jenni Vincent Model 3 (ACT)
Committee Member Paul Leopardi Model 3 (ACT)
Committee Member Nick Smidmore Model 3 (NSW)


The Club runs national, interstate and local events throughout the year, including (but not limited to) drive days, get togethers, attendance at shows, charity events and track days. Some events will have Tesla staff attending. Specific details of events are available to members. However, if you would simply like further information, please contact your state representative.

 ACT ACT@teslaowners.org.au
 NSW NSW@teslaowners.org.au
 VIC VIC@teslaowners.org.au
 QLD QLD@teslaowners.org.au
 NT NT@teslaowners.org.au
 SA SA@teslaowners.org.au
 TAS TAS@teslaowners.org.au
 WA WA@teslaowners.org.au


If you are interested in organising or supporting an event, please get in touch and let us know where you are located!

September 2023
VIC - Melbourne EV Show - Display Cars and Stand Attendants - Fri Sep 22
This is an event to get help for cars to exhibit and for TOCA members to attend the stand and help with enquiries We will post another event for Free Tickets to attend the show once we have the support required. https://melbourneelectricvehicleshow.com.au/. ... more
QLD - The EV Experience at Cleveland Showgrounds - Cleveland, Sun Sep 24
We invite you to discover what owning and driving an EV is all about.. ... more
ACT Coffee Club - September 2023 - Sutton, Wed Sep 27
Let's mix it up a little for this coffee club event. Come join us for coffee and morning tea at the Little Sutton Bakehouse.. ... more
ACT TOCA - Rail Trail Biking Experience along the Wodonga Rail Trail - Yackandandah, Fri Sep 29
Fancy a bike ride along an old disused railway line (or is it disused!)? Open to all fitness levels and ages, this trip is fully flexible. Do the whole 4 days away or just the weekend. . ... more

October 2023
Qld TOCA Coffee, Cake and EVs on the Sunshine Coast - Mon Oct 9
An informal coffee morning for those who own, or would like to own or are just curious about electric vehicles. . ... more
Qld TOCA Noosa Everglades - Como, Sun Oct 15
Join us for a tour of the Noosa Everglades Sunday 15th October from 9am . ... more
ACT TOCA "Bootcamp" for New and Prospective Tesla Owners - Stirling, Sun Oct 15
TOCA ACT is running a "Bootcamp" familiarisation course for new Tesla owners, the not so new, and for potential owners. The sessions are designed so that participants will know how to get the very best experience out of their car by showing its features, maintenance and care, and learning everything about Teslas and EVs in general.. ... more
SA - October Winery Visit - Eden Valley, Sun Oct 15
Cruise up to Eden Valley to have a tasting of some Sunday Wines. . ... more
Qld TOCA Coffee, Cake and EVs at BRT - Tue Oct 17
An informal coffee morning for those who own, or would like to own or are just curious about electric vehicles. . ... more
ACT TOCA - Group drive with lunch in Goulburn - Dickson, Sat Oct 21
Group drive from Canberra to Goulburn with lunch at Roses Cafe. . ... more
ACT Coffee Club - October 2023 - Denman Prospect, Wed Oct 25
New and existing members are invited to coffee at the ACT TOCA Coffee Club monthly catch-up at Denman Prospect.. ... more

November 2023
QLD TOCA Boot Camp - Wynnum, Sun Nov 19
QLD TOCA Bootcamp for Model 3 & Y A half day event for Model 3 and Model Y owners (and owners to-be!) to become more familiar with their car's features, plan road trips and share helpful tips with other owners.. ... more

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