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

 Zac Meyers

 Model 3 (SA)


 Philip Playle

 Model 3P  (NSW)


James Hayward

 Model 3P (QLD) 



And our ordinary committee members are:


Michael Barwell

Model S P85 (NSW)

QLD Chapter Pres.

Arran Blomfield

Model X 100D (QLD)

WA Representative

Jonathon Edwards

Roadster (WA)

SA Representative

Frank Falco 

Model 3P (SA)

TAS Representative

Charles Gregory

Model 3 (TAS)

NT Representative

Richard Smith

Model X 100D (NT)

NSW Representative

Ben Newman

Model X  (NSW)

VIC Representative

Richard Laxton

Model 3P (VIC)

ACT Representative Ross Hetherington Model 3 (ACT)
Loan Adaptor Manager Nick Di Paolo Model S (VIC)
Committee Member Adele Craven Model S P90DL (ACT)
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 Mark Tipping Model S P85D, Model S P100DL+ (VIC)


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 2022
WA Perth to Sydney Marathon - Perth , various locations along the route and Sydney , Thu Sep 1
Perth to Sydney marathon car rally. Assist with preparation for and execution of the event. . ... more

October 2022
NSW - Southcoast Electric Car Expo and Bootcamp - Batehaven, Sat Oct 1
... more
QLD - Model 3 and Y Bootcamp - Cornubia , Sun Oct 2
Learn about owning, driving and road tripping in your new Model Y or 3!. ... more
NT - Coffee, Cars & Donuts Drive - Howard Springs, Sun Oct 9
Join Top End Tesla Owners for a leisurely drive down to Howard Springs Bakery to catch up over coffee and their famous dognuts.. ... more
VIC - Cars & Coffee October - Rowville, Sun Oct 9
Come and talk Teslas, have a coffee and cake at the Heavenly Hub in Rowville.. ... more
NT - Drive & Dine - Adelaide River - Adelaide River, Sat Oct 15
Drive from Darwin to Adelaide River (120 kms), a quick chat about remote charging, lunch at the Adelaide River pub and then drive home. . ... more
WA P2SM Miling assembly - Miling , Fri Oct 28
Perth to Sydney marathon car rally through town. ... more

November 2022
SA P2SM Port Augusta assembly - Port Augusta, Tue Nov 1
Perth to Sydney marathon car rally through town. ... more
NSW ACT P2SM Jerilderie assembly - Jerilderie , Thu Nov 3
Perth to Sydney marathon car rally through town. ... more
VIC P2SM Lakes Entrance assembly - Lakes Entrance , Fri Nov 4
Perth to Sydney marathon car rally through town. ... more
SA - [EOI] New Owners Bootcamp - Sat Nov 5
Expression of Interest for a new owners SA bootcamp (Date is estimate only). ... more
NSW ACT P2SM Cooma assembly - Cooma, Sat Nov 5
Perth to Sydney marathon car rally through town. ... more
NSW ACT P2SM Sydney assembly - Warwick farm, Sun Nov 6
Perth to Sydney marathon arrival . ... more

December 2022
ACT/NSW/VIC - Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo - Dubbo, Sat Dec 10
Stay overnight on zoofari at Taronga Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo. There’s an award winning overnight experience to suit every member of the family. You can choose a cabin, camp or even glamp in the wild!. ... more

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