The Socceroos have defeated Jordan 1-0to advance to the second stage of their bid for 2022 World Cup qualification with a perfect record.
The Socceroos have completed a perfect first phase of 2022 World Cup qualification after defeating Jordan 1-0 to make it eight wins from eight games.
Australia advance to the third stage of qualifying with 28 goals scored against just two conceded.
The victory in stifling conditions at Jaber Al-Ahmad International Stadium in Kuwait also represents the first time the Socceroos have gone through their Asian Football Confederation qualifying phase with a perfect eight out of eight record.
It also secured back-to-back wins over Jordan, who have been knocked out of qualifying.
"I'm extremely proud," coach Graham Arnold said.
"I'm so proud because of what these boys have done with winning seven games away from home, eight straight.
"The heat was brutal, 47 degrees and these boys played as though it wasn't hot at all."
It was the Socceroos' stiffest test of their qualification campaign but they secured the win through a 77th-minute header from defender Harry Souttar - his sixth goal in the green and gold.
Arnold swung a number of changes to the side that last defeated Nepal 3-0; captain Mat Ryan, Trent Sainsbury, Rhyan Grant, Jamie Maclaren and Kenny Dougall all coming into the starting XI.
But it was one of the holdovers that almost gave the Socceroos an early lead when Jackson Irvine advanced into the penalty area and hammered a third-minute effort just over the bar.
Seeking to keep their dreams of a maiden World Cup appearance alive, Jordan went close three minutes later when Baha' Abdel-Rahman bent a free-kick just wide of the goal.
Forcing a turnover in the 76th minute, Aziz Behich almost set Australia up to take the lead.
He burst forward and delivered a cross that eventually fell for substitute James Holland to hammer a shot that took a deflection and hit the post before being scrambled out for a corner.
The Jordanians were unable to prevent near-two metre-tall Souttar from heading home the resulting delivery from Martin Boyle.
Jordan's comeback efforts were dealt a hammer blow in the 87th minute when they were reduced to 10 men after a frustrated Al-Tamari was shown a red card for striking Behich's face as the latter clashed with Ihsan Haddad over a stiff challenge.
The Socceroos will return to action when the next stage of qualifying for Qatar 2022 begins in September.
"Where are we at (as a team)?" Arnold said.
"I reckon we're at about 25 per cent of where we'll end up."
Meanwhile, Iran downed Iraq to secure top place in Group C, with the latter instead made to settle for advancing to the third stage of qualification as one of the best group runners up.
Syria, Saudi Arabia, Japan and the UAE also advanced as group winners, while Iraq was joined by Oman, China, Lebanon and Vietnam as second-placed qualifiers.