Jarred Gillett will become the first official from outside the British Isles to referee in the Premier League this weekend.
The Australian will take charge of the Watford vs Newcastle match on Saturday.
Gillett was promoted to the Select Group 1 of referees by Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL) ahead of the start of the current season.
After spending nine years in the A-League in his home country, 34-year-old Gillett moved to England in the 2019-20 season to referee in the EFL.
He has officiated in League One, League Two and the Championship over the last two seasons, including the second leg of the 2020/21 Championship play-off final between Brentford and Bournemouth.
Gillett has also Premier League experience as a VAR.