City of Ballarat mayor Ben Taylor says Ballarat will put its hand up to host a nation during in the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup.
Taylor said he would work to see Morshead Park become a training base for one of the 32 countries, set to compete for soccer's ultimate prize.
"As a training facility we've always put ourselves up as being the perfect place to host a nation as a training base," he said.
"We did it with the Asian Cup and now with the Women's World Cup coming, we would love to do the same thing.
"Morshead park is well positioned for that and we've worked over many years to make that facility high quality."
Taylor said council had been a part of the process, which was led by Football Federation Australia, to bring the world cup to Australian shores.
If Ballarat's bid is successful, the city might be the temporary home of a nation in the days leading up to the event.
"They'll be here in the lead up for training and once the competition starts they'll travel to wherever to play," he said.
Taylor said the event offered enormous benefits for the city. He said in terms of facilities, venues and hospitality, Ballarat was well positioned.
"It means we would be at the front and centre of that nation," he said.
"What we would want to do is maximise the message that Ballarat is a great place to come and visit."
Although becoming a training base is a possibility, Taylor said there were no plans to host any matches at this stage.
"Ideally that would be great, but we can't get ahead of ourselves," he said.
"The first and foremost priority is becoming a training centre for a nation so we can host a nation here leading into the world cup."