I'm actually in Tassie, mate, will be going home (Europe) in a few weeks and will be coming back later in the year. Haven't made it to those places, more asking for a friend.There is definitely still that stuff going on up that way. Have you been up there? If you hang around meeting folks up that way and making connections and asking questions, you'll definitely be able to find communities. Byron and Mullum and Nimbin are definitely more touristy and expensive and hipster-y than they were 10, 20 years ago, as I understand, but there's still alt folks and scenes up there.
Where in Vic are you?