Rosemeadow's Alanna Kennedy and Matildas seal huge win over Jamaica: Photos

The Australian Matildas have rocketed into the next round of the World Cup after thrashing Jamaica this morning.

Australia sealed a 4-1 win, thanks to four goals from captain Sam Kerr, to move into the round of 16 in the FIFA Women's World Cup in France.

The Matildas - which includes Rosemeadow's Alanna Kennedy and Camden's Amy Harrison - headed into the Jamaica match on the back of a win over Brazil and loss to Italy.

The Aussies needed to beat Jamaica by at least two goals to progress to the next round.

Kennedy lined up in central defence, while Harrison did not play.

It took just 11 minutes for the Matildas to hit the scoreboard through a Kerr header.

Another Kerr header in the 42nd minute helped Australia take a 2-0 lead into half time.

Jamaica cut the deficit to 2-1 when Havana Solaun scored in the 49th minute.

However, Australia continued to press hard and Kerr extended her team's lead to 3-1 in the 69th minute.

The Matildas rounded out the win 14 minutes later when Kerr scored her fourth goal.

Kennedy nearly scored Australia's fifth goal in the 93rd minute, but her loopy header hit the crossbar and the ball bounced away.

The Aussies will now prepare to face Norway on Sunday at 5am (AEST).