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

Mark Piantedosi

Model 3P (SA)

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 Kate 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!

July 2024
ACT and Regional NSW - Coffee Club 27 July 2024 - Sat Jul 27
ACT and Regional NSW coffee club 27th July . ... more
TOCA NSW Coffee @ Ebenezer - Ebenezer, Wed Jul 31
Join TOCA NSW friends for coffee @ Ebenezer . ... more

August 2024
Qld TOCA Scenic Drive - Sat Aug 10
Join Us for a fun drive with members from Toowoomba touring around Esk, Hampton to Katoomba Point Lookout then lunch at Toowoomba City Golf Club . ... more
TAS - Hobart Tesla Grand Opening - Derwent Park, Sat Aug 10
Come and help celebrate the grand opening of Tesla's Hobart showroom and service centre in Derwent Park!. ... more
SA - Drag Race "Ultimate Club Day" | The Bend Motorsport Park - Sun Aug 18
1/4 Mile Drag Race Day Event. ... more

October 2024
ACT TOCA - Information Only Page - Rail Trail Biking Experience - Victoria North and Central - Beechworth, Fri Oct 4
Fancy a bike ride along old disused railway lines (or is it disused!)? Open to all fitness levels and ages, this trip is fully flexible. Do the whole weekend away or just a day. Possibility of adding on a day to the above dates depending on consensus. . ... more
ACT TOCA "Bootcamp" for New and Prospective Tesla Owners - Stirling, Sun Oct 27
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

November 2024
TAS - Energy Efficiency Electric Expo - Hobart, Fri Nov 1
The Australian Electric Vehicle Association will be hosting their national conference and expo in Hobart this year. Come and make a road trip out of it! . ... more
National Event - Motor Sports Track Day at Pheasant's Wood (NSW) - INFORMATION PAGE ONLY - Sat Nov 30
TOCA National is organising a track day for TOCA Members only to drive their cars around the track at Pheasant's Wood in the way they were designed to be driven - F A S T TTTTTTTTTT. No experience required. . ... more

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