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 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!

February 2024
TOCA NSW "Blue Mountains Planetary Health Day", Sat 24-02-2024 - Katoomba, Sat Feb 24
Come and join the Blue Mountains City Council for an inspiring celebration of sustainability at Planetary Health Day! There's plenty of family friendly activities, meet EV owners, and discover practical ways to save money, reduce disaster risk, and contribute to the health of our community and environment.. ... more
TOCA VIC - Car Care Clinic & simple BBQ (hosted by Affinesse) - Dingley Village, Sat Feb 24
Come along to Affinesse in Clayton for a simple BBQ and a Q&A for all your car care questions. . ... more
SA Southern Scenic Drive & Lunch | Smiling Samoyed Brewery - Sat Feb 24
Picturesque Southern Coastal Drive followed by Lunch. ... more
TOCA VIC - Buninyong Smart Living Expo - Buninyong, Sun Feb 25
The world is changing rapidly, and the Smart Living Expo is your gateway to embracing sustainable practices amidst technological advancements, housing demands, and waste concerns. . ... more
ACT TOCA and regional NSW Coffee Club - February 2024 - Pialligo, Wed Feb 28
ACT and regional NSW Coffee Club - February2024. ... more

March 2024
TAS - Support AEVA at the Sustainable Living Festival - Invermay, Sat Mar 2
Come along and help AEVA (Australian Electric Vehicle Association) promote EVs at Launceston's Sustainable Living Festival!. ... more
VIC - Cars & Coffee March - Mount Waverley, Sun Mar 3
Come talk Teslas and have a coffee at Cafe 57 in Mount Waverley.. ... more
TOCA NSW - FREE entry to the Smart Energy Expo 2024 - 6th and 7th March - Sydney , Wed Mar 6
Learn about the latest in renewable energy products and policies, featuring many prominent speakers under roof! Cost: FREE to ATTEND Where: Sydney International Convention Centre, Darling Harbour Web: https://smartenergyexpo.org.au. ... more
TOCA NSW - VOLUNTEER at the Smart Energy Expo 2024 - 6th and 7th March - Sydney , Wed Mar 6
VOLUNTEER to help promote AEVA and TOCA at this renewable energy expo, featuring so many prominent speakers under roof!. ... more
ACT TOCA "Bootcamp" for New and Prospective Tesla Owners - Stirling, Sat Mar 16
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
NT - Bootcamp and BBQ - Zuccoli, Sun Mar 17
TOCA Bootcamp session + BBQ lunch. ... more
TAS - Lunch at Bark Mill Tavern, Swansea - Swansea, Sun Mar 17
Come and enjoy lunch at Bark Mill Tavern and Bakery in Swansea!. ... more
TOCA NSW Glenbernie Orchard - Home of Darkes Cider - Darkes Forest, Sun Mar 17
TOCA NSW invites you to experience the wonders of Glenbernie Orchard - "Home of Darkes Cider". Join us for an unforgettable adventure in the heart of flavor and enduring craftsmanship!. ... more
ACT TOCA and regional NSW Coffee Club - March 2024 - Barton, Thu Mar 21
TOCA ACT and regional NSW Coffee Club - March 2024. ... more
Qld TOCA Short Drive to Lunch at Sirromet - Mount Cotton, Sat Mar 23
Qld TOCA Short Drive to Lunch At Sirromet Winery March 23rd, 2024 12.30pm. ... more
ACT TOCA and regional NSW short drive and pub lunch - Gunning, Sat Mar 23
Group drive and pub lunch Saturday 23 March 2024 TOCA members are invited to drive with us from Dickson College or meet us at the Telegraph Hotel in Yass Street, Gunning for lunch. . ... more

April 2024
SA Cruise The Track & Lunch | The Bend Motorsport Park - Sat Apr 13
Cruise The Bend, followed by Lunch. ... more

May 2024
SA Thursday Night Pizza Night | Victoria Park Social Club - Thu May 9
Midweek Catch-up | All you can eat Pizza!. ... more
National Event - Track Day May 2024 - Marulan, Sat May 11
Placeholder Track Day event proposed for Saturday 11 May 2024. Once details are firmed up, tickets will come on sale. . ... more

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