The Wallabies, under new coach Dave Rennie, will be trying to break the All Blacks’ 17-year hold on the famous trophy.
Rugby Australia boss Raelene Castle said it represented a new era for the national team, which had a disappointing quarter-final exit at this year’s World Cup.
The Kiwis will also have new coach, with long-time mentor Steve Hansen stepping down.
“I think it’s a fresh start, I think that’s the excitement,” Castle said on Monday.
“We don’t quite know what any coach is going to bring and that creates the anticipation.
“The Australian public are going to want to get to know Dave Rennie and what he’s about and the style of rugby that he’s going to play so by the time we get to this Test match we will have seen a little bit of that.”
Australia will also play Ireland in a two-Test series, on July 4 at Suncorp Stadium and July 11 at the SCG.
Those matches will be the first internationals under Rennie.