“We need to position ourselves as the number one bid coming out of the AFC, that’s important."

Nikou is hoping that the short timeline, which sees the bid books due in October, will work in Australia's favour. 

"We can stand on our history as a sporting nation of putting on events, it's a smaller window to get it right," he said.

"We've started to lay some groundwork international, its not just a question of are we here we want to be this, it just doesn't happen that way so we've been out to member feds, that care to listen to us, European ones, in particular, highlighting some basic elements of Australia.

"We want to empathise what is strong about our bid...but it's a two-step [process] it's AFC then FIFA."

While Australia has hosted major events including Olympic Games (1956 and 2000), both the men's and women's Asian Cups (2006 and 2015) and Commonwealth Games (1938, 1962, 1982, 2006 and 2018), it hasn't hosted a FIFA event since 1993. 

Voting for 2023 Women's World Cup hosting rights will be held in March 2020.