The Socceroos will meet trans-Tasman rival New Zealand in a final warm-up game before the 2010 World Cup at the MCG on May 24.
Australia is expected to field a full-strength team, including captain Lucas Neill (pictured), Tim Cahill, Harry Kewell and Mark Schwarzer, in front of what is predicted to be a sell-out crowd.
Australia last played New Zealand in an international friendly in 2005 when the Socceroos won 1-0.
The Kiwis qualified for their first World Cup since 1982 when they beat Bahrain in Wellington late last year.
Socceroos coach Pim Verbeek said the match would be a excellent warm-up for South Africa.
"New Zealand are a FIFA World Cup-qualified country, they play more-or-less a European style of football and there is a nice rivalry between our two teams that goes back many years," Verbeek said.
"We are expecting a very competitive match against the All Whites and it will be a great way for us to start our pre-tournament camp."
Football Federation Australia CEO Ben Buckley said this game would rival the one at the MCG when the Socceroos played Greece before the 2006 World Cup.
"This is a great opportunity for Australian sports fans to fill the stadium with green and gold to send the team off to the World Cup finals in South Africa in grand style," he said.
"A wonderful tradition started in 2006 when a huge crowd saw a fantastic game of football and showed to the Socceroos that they had the whole country behind them before they left to take on the world in Germany."
"The anticipation around the 2010 is building rapidly and the fact that New Zealand has qualified for the World Cup finals in South Africa adds to the excitement."
Australia and New Zealand are in different groups at the World Cup. The Socceroos face Germany, Ghana and Serbia in Group D, while New Zealand meets Italy, Paraguay and Slovakia in Group F.