I am not in Tas, but I'm a young mum too and I know how isolating it can be. I'm 25 now, not quite so young anymore lol but was 20 when I had my first bub, and I had family and my DH to talk to but no friends really. DH had some close friends (still does) two guys he went to school with, they have always been very supportive of us and I'm so glad he has them. I have never had friends like that, and I really felt that lacking when I was young and married and pregnant. It was easy to kind of withdraw and become a bit of a hermit. I've only started coming out of my shell since my kids have started school, I've been getting to know some other mums and finally starting to feel comfortable socially again. I've made myself sound like a real recluse lol I'm not really, I guess I've just kept to myself a lot in the last few years and decided not to need anybody; I'm realising now how lonely I've actually been. Adding to the whole situation was DS2's health problems, he's been sick a lot and it's been quite hard at times to deal with. I guess I've found it easier to deal with privately, keeping it in the family, rather than telling friends about it and having that awkward situation where they don't know what to say and I have to maintain a strong front for their benefit. In my own company and with my DH, where I'm comfortable, I can do what I need to - talk if I want to, cry if I want to, or just say nothing, and it's always understood. I think I became a little bit scared of not being understood.
Anyway, I digress... the whole point to the reply was, I'm sorry you're feeling lonely and I really know what's like. I reckon you'd be surprised how many people know that feeling. Also my family moved around a lot when I was growing up and I had to start over so many times, new friendships and new schools and so forth. I think it gets harder, starting over, the older you get - I found it so much harder in my teens than I did as a kid. I really hope you find some people to connect with soon smile