A statement from the company said it was already serving the needs of more than 35,000 small businesses in the UK, the Eurozone and Nordic nations.
GoCardless will look to gain clients from among the two million small businesses to improve cash flow and reduce the amount of time spent on administrative tasks.
Technology available from the firm allows the setting of automatic payment collection dates and reconciling payments from within applications like Xero.
GoCardless founder and chief executive Hiroki Takeuchi said: “We are thrilled to be setting up operations in Australia. It is exciting to be able to offer Australian businesses a better way to take recurring payments and to be joining a thriving and innovative fintech community.
GoCardless’ Australia country lead Joseph Robins said: “Small and medium businesses in Australia are time poor. They want to be focusing on growing their businesses, not grappling with administrative tasks. GoCardless’ platform makes it easy to collect Direct Debit payments, giving them certainty about cash flow and taking the stress out of managing their finances.
“With GoCardless, Australian businesses big and small won’t be hit with a setup cost, hidden fees or a contract. The risk of payment failure is also removed, so businesses can avoid involuntary churn from failed card payments such as lost cards.
GoCardless was hiring for local positions and hoped to triple in-country staff numbers by next year as part of its commitment to this market, he added.