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!

January 2020
ACT and Region - Drive to Bushfire affected Braidwood for lunch and shopping - Braidwood, Sat Jan 25
Let’s rally together to support our local bushfire affected towns. On this trip join us for a drive to Heritage Listed Braidwood where you will enjoy lunch at your expense at one of the local eateries of your choice followed by the opportunity to browse the many shops. . ... more
VIC - Bowling Night - Maribyrnong, Fri Jan 31
Come join us for Bowling Night! . ... more

February 2020
VIC - Its a long drive to lunch - Lake Wendouree, Sun Feb 2
Lets head out for a drive to Ballarat and lunch at Pipers by the Lake restaurant.. ... more
VIC - Model 3 Boot Camp #4 - Chadstone, Wed Feb 5
Meet other Model 3 owners and learn about your new car.. ... more
VIC - Outdoor Go-Karting - Albion, Sat Feb 8
Fun for the whole family! . ... more
Cassegrain Wines tour, tasting and lunch - NSW Port Macquarie - Port Macquarie, Sun Feb 16
Join us for a tour of Cassegrain Wines, wine tasting and lunch. . ... more
VIC - Mystery Drive - Sun Feb 23
Why is this a Mystery Drive? Because we don't know where we are going yet! . ... more

March 2020
ACT and Region ~ Shannons Wheels 2020 - Queanbeyan, Sun Mar 1
Wheels has been a major annual event in the Capital Region for more than 30 years and is one of the largest motor vehicle displays in the region. Last year Electric Vehicles made their debut so next year is a great opportunity for members to share our Teslas and Tesla passion with the broader community. . ... more
VIC/NSW/ACT - The Great Border Dash of 2020 - Sat Mar 21
Meet at your local starting point & drive to the border. Dinner, laughs and maybe a drink or two :) . ... more

April 2020
VIC - Paradigm Hill Winery Tasting and Tour - Merricks, Sun Apr 26
Drive down to the Mornington Peninsula, then a tour of Paradigm Hill winery complete with wine tasting. ... more

May 2020
Electric Vehicle Expo Inverell NSW - National Transport Museum - Inverell, Sat May 2
Make a long weekend of it! The main EV Expo day is the Saturday and Motor Show on the Sun. Options include static displays or rides (show off your Tesla), exhibits, huge museum, and country convoy drives (depending on numbers). TOCA dinner on the Saturday night. It is also the weekend of the Australian Celtic Festival in nearby Glen Innes. Accessible from Sydney via the new Tamworth supercharger, and good options from Qld. Last year we had TOCA members from 3 states!. ... more
VIC - Silo Art Trail Weekend - Sat May 16
An overnight trip to tour The Silo Art Trail . ... 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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