After a successful two-game series against Brazil in NSW this month, which attracted almost 32,000 fans, the FFA were keen to send more Matildas games out to other parts of Australia. 

Melbourne, while hosting the Matildas at Etihad Stadium last year, has not had a stand-alone game in over a decade. 

However, that is set to change with the Matildas coming up against powerhouse China on November 22 in Melbourne and November 26 in Geelong. 

The AAMI Park game has the potential to break the record for a Matildas game in Australia, and for women's sport in the country as a whole. 

FFA CEO, David Gallop, was excited to announce the matches.

"The Westfield Matildas have captured the hearts and minds of Australian girls, boys, women and men in the last week with big crowds coming out to watch them play brilliant football and show their professionalism, humility and class off the pitch,” said Gallop.

“These matches will provide Australian sports fans with two more chances to see the Westfield Matildas on home soil.

“With our bid to host the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup starting to gain momentum, this is also a great opportunity to showcase our venues and ability to host major Women’s Football matches."