Are there any local testers communities?

For example, but not necessary for here (since everything’s online anyways) - “Australia’s testers community”, or something familiar? For any location you can think of.

Are you a member in one? Is there something that pops to mind?

I feel I need to know and speak to more of “my people”

There are a few in my area, mostly in form of meetups. I’m a member of most of them. Are you looking to grow your community or just searching for online communities to join? There are a lot of MoT meetups that are now online, you could join those.