Nestor is the former Perth Spirit coach and was the assistant with the Wallaroos last season.

He will take over from long-time women's mentor Paul Verrell, as a new World Cup cycle begins.

The Wallaroos program has shifted focus, as it becomes aligned with the high performance department and programs as opposed the grassroots type approach of the past.

That in itself is a big development for the Wallaroos, who will also receive Test match payments for the first time in 2018, under the new collective bargaining agreement.