Friendly will form part of Holger Osieck’s World Cup preparations.
Football Federation Australia have confirmed the Socceroos will take on France in a friendly on October 11.
The FFA, along with Fédération Française de Football (FFF), announced on Monday that Les Bleus would host their Australian counterparts for the first time at senior men’s international level later in the year.
It means Holger Osieck’s side will face two past World Cup winners in their preparations for next year’s tournament, with a warm-up match against host nation and five-time champions Brazil already scheduled for September 6.
Osieck believes it to be essential for his players to test themselves against superior opposition and feels it will allow him to gauge the challenges that his squad will face in 2014.
“We need to play top quality international opponents as we have to get challenged on this level,” Osieck told Football Australia.
“This will be another great experience for our team and myself, as it gives me a good indication where we stand right now compared to the top countries in the world and what our focus has to be to raise our standard.”
Australia are currently ranked 46th in the latest Fifa World Rankings, while France currently sit 23rd, and will be the fourth time they’ve faced each other since a 1-1 draw in Melbourne in November 2001.