Australia will play the world number three on October 5 (October 6 AEST) at 8pm at Geoffroy-Guichard Saint-Etienne.

Federation Francaise de Football (FFF) confirmed the meeting is part of a three-game series which will also see France meet Brazil and Cameroon.

It will be the seventh time the two sides have met with France taking the three points the last time they met after a 3-2 win in the Cyprus Cup in March 2014. In that match, the Matildas bad a second half come back after going down 3-0 at halftime.

The goals came courtesy of Sam Kerr and Emily Van Egmond from the penalty spot.

While their encounter in July 2013 saw Australia stun France in a 2-0 win despite being ranked just four spots behind France. That day, Tameka Butt and Katrina Gorry scored the goals. 

In England's World Cup qualification match against Wales this morning, which saw England win 3-0 to secure a spot in France 2019, coach Phil Neville announce the Lionesses would play Australia in October.

However, a date for the match was not confirmed at the time.

It was reported in July this year that England and Australia would face each other in October but at the time neither FA or FFA would confirm the match-up. 

The last time two times the sides have met, England has come away with a 3-0 and 1-0 in 2015 at the Cyprus Cup and during a friendly. 

It will be the fifth time the two nations have met with England leading the head-to-head count with three wins and a loss. 

That loss came in 2011 ahead of the World Cup in Germany with Collette Mccallum bagging a first-half double.