Australia made it two wins from two games at the Cup of Nations in Brisbane, defeating South Korea 4-1 while New Zealand were 2-0 winners over Argentina.
Sam Kerr’s early effort for the Matildas was soon cancelled out by Chelsea’s Ji So-yun but Lisa de Vanna and Kerr made it 3-1 at half time, with Emily Giednik adding a late fourth.
Lewes midfielder Katie Rood and Catherine Bott netted second-half goals as the Football Ferns saw off Argentina.
Australia only need a point against Argentina on Wednesday to take the trophy, preceded by South Korea versus New Zealand with the Koreans currently leading the Kiwis on goal-difference.
Meanwhile, in a friendly on Sunday involving other sides preparing for the World Cup, Jamaica edged Chile 3-2 in Montego Bay.
Maria Jose Rojas briefly had Chile in front, Khadija Shaw hitting back with two goals in 10 minutes. Karen Araya later levelled but Jody Brown netted a 76th-minute winner.