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!

June 2024
Rockhampton EV Display - Rockhampton City, Sat Jun 1
Display your Tesla at Rockhampton EV Display. ... more
VIC Cruise - Yarra Ranges Exquisitely Scenic Tour - Lilydale, Sat Jun 1
Join fellow TOCA Vic members on a cruise that starts in Lilydale for breakfast at the Lilydale General, travelling through some of the Yarra Valley's best winery areas, past Healesville for viewing of the Maroondah Dam. Then, it's up over the Black Spur into Marysville for a late morning coffee, before winding our way back down into Healesville, on through Monbulk up onto Mount Dandenong where we'll lunch at Olinda.. ... more
NSW - Hunter / Central Coast EV Social Meetup - Carrington, Tue Jun 4
Come join us for a casual dinner and drinks with other local Hunter and Central Coast EV owners. Friendly bunch with kids welcome. Turn up wherever it suits, introduce yourself and say hi!. ... more
Qld TOCA Coffee, Cake and EVs at BRT - Bracken Ridge, Wed Jun 5
An informal coffee morning for those who own, or would like to own or are just curious about electric vehicles. . ... more
ACT group drive to The Loose Goat Bistro, Gundaroo 15 June - Gundaroo, Sat Jun 15
Group drive and pub lunch Saturday 15 June 2024 TOCA members are invited to drive with us from Dickson College or regional NSW members, feel free to meet at The Loose Goat Inn, 23 Cork Street, Gundaroo by noon.. ... more
NT - Cars and Coffee - Nightcliff, Sun Jun 16
Top End Cars and Coffee Meetup - June. ... more
Qld Noosa EV Expo - Noosa Heads, Sun Jun 16
Join TOCA Qld at Noose EV and Electrify Everything Expo 16th June from 9am. ... more
Qld RACQ Motorfest - Bowen Hills, Sun Jun 16
RACQ Motorfest 2024 16th June 10am to 4pm. ... more
ACT and regional NSW Coffee Club - June 2024 - Greenway, Thu Jun 20
ACT and regional NSW Coffee Club - June 2024 at Two Before Ten, Greenway . ... more
Qld Gympie Sustainable Futures Festival - Southside, Sun Jun 23
Sustainable Futures Festival Gympie Showgrounds 23rd June 2024 9am - 3pm. ... more
TOCA NSW "Smart Energy Expo 2024" - MLC School Burwood - Burwood, Sun Jun 23
Join us and many other EV enthusiasts at the "Smart Energy Expo" - Sunday 23 June 2024. We will showcase that EVs are reducing our carbon footprint while saving people money, improving air quality, and how it is accelerating the sustainability movement. More info: www.SmartEnergyExpo.Sydney Share this event: https://www.teslaowners.org.au/index.cfm?module=event&pagemode=indiv&page_id=2395420. ... more
SA Eastern Scenic Drive | Lunch at Lot 100 - Sat Jun 29
Scenic Drive Drive through Gorge Road, Lunch at Lot 100. ... more

July 2024
Qld TOCA Boot Camp - Southport, Sun Jul 14
Join us for 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
TOCA NSW "Scenic country drive from Tuggerah to Laguna" - Tuggerah, Sat Jul 20
Come join TOCA NSW members for a scenic drive in the countryside on the 20th of July. 10am: Tesla Supercharger in Tuggerah, situated in the Central Coast. 10.30am: Angel Sussurri Manor house, Yarramalong for a delightful coffee break. 12.30pm: Trading Post Laguna for a sumptuous lunch. Event link: https://www.teslaowners.org.au/index.cfm?module=event&pagemode=indiv&page_id=2398618. ... 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 - PLACEHOLDER DATE - 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. **DATE and VENUE ONLY TENTATIVE AT THIS STAGE.**. ... 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
ACT/NSW TOCA 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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