Conrad Rautenbach meanwhile will drive the other car entered by the Citroen
Junior Team - and with Evgeny Novikov
not in action in Australia, Rautenbach and Ogier will both be nominated to score manufacturers' points.
Rautenbach, like Ogier, is looking forward to the event in New South Wales, and with three points finishes in the bag, he will want to try and at least finish in the top-eight.
"We really don't know what will be waiting for us as we head off to the recce," he continued. "We've never rallied in this part of Australia before and it seems that the conditions will be very different from how they were in Perth.
"On the east coast, the stages are likely to be wider and quicker, a bit like they are in New Zealand or Finland. It's the sort of thing that I think I will like. There are several stages and the long final day could be tricky. I can't wait to get there now because Australia is a place I absolutely love!"