The tournament is FIFA's showpiece club event which features the champion clubs from all six continental confederations - including the UEFA Champions League winners.
Australia will face competition from this year's hosts Japan, who have hosted the event on the last three occasions, and the United Arab Emirates.
A decision will be made when the FIFA Executive meets in Sydney next week ahead of the 58th FIFA Congress.
"It's a very exciting competition, with the best team from each of the six FIFA Confederations and a team from the host nation participating," said Football Federation Australia (FFA) chief executive Ben Buckley.
"Australia has quality facilities; good systems and infrastructure and the capacity to develop more; stable governance; and football fans and all-round sports fans who are knowledgeable and passionate.