Bidding Process

FIFA launched the bidding process for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™ in February 2019.

All Member Associations were given until mid-March 2019 to submit their expressions of interest.

Football Federation Australia submitted its Expression of Interest in late February 2019, and formally registered its Bid in April 2019.

Following the success of the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™, the FIFA Council unanimously agreed to expand the number of teams taking part in the FIFA Women’s World Cup™ from 24 to 32, with the change to take effect for the 2023 tournament. 

As a result of the expansion of the field, changes were made to the timeline of the bidding process for 2023.

FIFA has outlined the following key dates for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™ bidding process.

On 1 August 2019, Football Federation Australia chairman Chris Nikou announced Australia intended to reconfirm its position as a Bidding Nation for the tournament in 2023. 

We are resolute in our belief that a FIFA Women’s World Cup hosted in Australia offers truly limitless possibilities that will not only herald a new chapter in women’s football, but also provide a platform for change that can transcend the game across the region and beyond.”

Bidding Timeline updated
Bidding Timeline for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™