The Caltex Socceroos have been seeded in Pot 1 ahead of the upcoming draw for next year's AFC Asian Cup in the United Arab Emirates.
Each of the 24 competing countries will discover their opponents when the draw is conducted in Dubai on May 4.
As the second-ranked nation in Asia, reigning champions Australia are included among the six top seeds.
Hosts UAE also feature in Pot 1, along with Iran, Japan, Korea Republic and Saudi Arabia.
Newcomers Kyrgyzstan are placed in Pot 3, while fellow first-timers Yemen and the Philippines are in Pot 4.
One team from each of the pots will be drawn into six groups of four, with 16 countries to then advance to the knockout stages.
This will be the second time the UAE has hosted the tournament, losing the final to Saudi Arabia on the last occasion in 1996.