About Us

The Tesla Owners Club of Australia (TOCA) was established in March 2016 by a group of enthusiastic owners. This Club is part of the Tesla Official 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) seven people at any given time, including four office bearer roles as required by the ACT Association Guidelines. 

Our office bearers are:


 Mark Tipping

 Model S P85D (VIC)

Vice President

 Darryl Bourke

 Model S 75D  (ACT)


 Pete Thorne

 Model S 75D   (NSW)


 James Hayward

 Model S Signature 85  (NSW)


And our ordinary committee members are:


Michael Barwell

Model S P85 (NSW)

Charging Specialist

Richard McNeall

Model S 90D (NSW)

QLD Chapter Pres.

Marc Talloen

Model S 85 (QLD)

WA Representative

Ken Taylor

Model S 75D (WA)

SA Representative

Phil Smith

Model 3P (SA) soon…

TAS Representative

Helen Smith

Model 3P (TAS) soon…

NT Representative

Richard Smith

Model X 100D (NT)


Jenny Potts

Model 3P (VIC) soon…


Andy Chapman

Model S 100D (VIC)


The Club runs national, interstate and local events throughout the year, including (but not limited to) drive days, get togethers, and timed trials on race tracks. 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!

October 2019
AEVA ELECTRIKHANA (South Australia) - Adelaide, Sun Oct 20
The South Australian branch of the AEVA are having a day for members of the public to experience electric cars: Drive, Ride, Look, Ask and Learn. . ... more
TESLA MODEL 3 BOOTCAMP - QLD - Maleny, Sun Oct 20
Model 3 Bootcamp for any current, new or potential Tesla Model 3 and Tesla S or X owners. Tips & Tricks about your new Tesla car Q&A with owners Raffle for a free Tesla car for a weekend Leisurely group drive in the countryside around Maleny. . ... more
Wombats, Tacos and Teslas (Newcastle) - Newcastle, Wed Oct 23
Catchup with fellow Tesla Owners and Enthusiasts at the Happy Wombat with our host Luke (who is a keen Tesla fan). . ... more
VIC - Model 3 Boot Camp #2 - Yarraville, Fri Oct 25
Meet other Model 3 owners and learn about your new car.. ... more
Sydney Electric Vehicle Expo - Sat Oct 26
The premier national EV Expo, this year at Sydney Showground. See the latest in vehicles, networks, technologies and more ! Make your Model X or 3 the centre of attention! ... or just help out at the TOCA stand We now have more area, and need a display Model X both days, and a Model 3 for Sunday 27. Thanks also to the 24 TOCA members that have already signed up for drive runs. Register or email me if you can help.. ... more
VIC - Mystery Drive & Photography Day - Sun Oct 27
Meet up at the Moonee Ponds Superchargers and join us for a leisurely drive. We have a volunteer photographer joining us, so make sure your baby is polished and looking his/her best on the day!. ... more
TOCA Canberra Week day meet up over breakfast - Thu Oct 31
TOCA Canberra Week day meet up over breakfast 9am on October 31st COFFEE N BEANS @ RED HILL LOOKOUT . ... more

November 2019
NSW Event - Hollydene Estate Lunch and SuperCharger test - Jerry Plains, Sat Nov 2
A Supercharger has gone live at a Winery! So let's go test it out, enjoy some good food, wine and catch up again.. ... more
Newcastle Tesla Meet and Pies - Newcastle, Wed Nov 6
Join Newcastle-based Tesla Owners (and reservation holders) for a chat on the first Wednesday of each month, dinner at Harrys Cafe De Wheels on Wharf Road, Newcastle.. ... more
VIC - Geelong Revival Motoring Festival - Sat Nov 23
The Geelong Revival Motoring Festival takes place on Friday 23rd, Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th of November 2018. Held on Geelong’s picturesque waterfront, this action packed motoring festival is an event not to be missed! Get right among the action, rub shoulders with the drivers and, if you wish, sprint down 1/4 mile Ritchie Boulevard at full speed!. ... more
VIC - Model 3 Boot Camp #3 - Chadstone, Wed Nov 27
Meet other Model 3 owners and learn about your new car.. ... more
VIC / SA - The Border Dash - Sat Nov 30
Let's take a drive to the border and meet some of our Tesla neighbours. Incudes dinner and an overnight stay at Horsham.. ... more

December 2019
Canberra and region Xmas lunch - Sun Dec 1
Sunday drive to the Four Winds Vineyard near Murrumbateman for wine tasting and wood-fired pizzas, or build your own platter from the deli fridge.. ... more
Newcastle Tesla Meet and Pies - Newcastle, Wed Dec 4
Join Newcastle-based Tesla Owners (and reservation holders) for a chat on the first Wednesday of each month, dinner at Harrys Cafe De Wheels on Wharf Road, Newcastle.. ... more
Soar and Roar 2019 (NSW) - Sun Dec 8
Soar and Roar fund raising and driving event for Special Olympics athletes in Sydney. Please register your interest on Soar & Roar website ASAP before spaces fill.. ... more

February 2020
VIC - Model 3 Boot Camp #4 - Chadstone, Wed Feb 5
Meet other Model 3 owners and learn about your new car.. ... more

August 2020
Nullarbor 2020 Expressions of Interest (dates TBC) - Sat Aug 22
Currently working on a possible Nullarbor road trip 2020 to Eucla, just inside WA, a beautiful location high on the escarpment with an expansive view over the endless coastal plain. 3 days drive from Port Augusta. 2 if you really push it. 3-4 days from Perth. You can make it the start of a transcontinental trip (can put it on the train back to Adelaide or cross over with another Tesla driver) or a round Australia trip if you want. Let us know if you are potentially interested.. ... more

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