Australia is the seventh country Nextdoor has launched in outside the US, claiming more than 210,000 neighbourhoods across the US, Europe and now Australia are established on its platform.
Nextdoor says that since launching in beta in Australia two weeks ago, 350 new neighbourhoods have already been created on its platform.
The company says it is looking to replicate its global success in Australia with its Asia Pacific base in Sydney and plans to appoint a country manager to drive growth across the nation and into Asian markets.
“We’re thrilled to announce the launch of Nextdoor in Australia, our first market in the Southern Hemisphere," Tolia said.
"Nextdoor is a place where neighbours can take online conversations offline to build deeper connections and stronger communities in the real world. The local pride and sense of mateship shared by Australians is perfectly aligned with the practical ways our platform enables richer personal connections in real life."
NSW Minister for Trade and Industry, Niall Blair, welcomed Nextdoor's decision to choose NSW and Sydney for its Asia Pacific headquarters.
"Australia is the first market in the Southern Hemisphere for Nextdoor and it has chosen Sydney for its Asia Pacific headquarters which will provide it with a launch pad into further Asian markets," Blair said.
"It's a great choice as NSW is Australia's tech and business capital and Sydney is among the world’s top-20 startup ecosystems, alongside other Asia Pacific hubs including Beijing, Shanghai and Singapore.
"NSW continues to strengthen its position as Australia's startup capital and is now home to nearly half (48.8%) of start-up founders, up from 41% in 2016."