Wally Foreman Foundation scholarship holder Matt Richardson will make his senior World Championship debut at next month's UCI Track titles in Poland.
Still short of his 20th birthday, Richardson will form part of Australia's men's sprint quartet where he will be joined by reigning world champion Matthew Glaetzer and the experienced pairing of Matt Constable and Nathan Hart.
He will be one of three Western Australian members of the senior team, with endurance stars Cam Meyer and Sam Welsford also selected for world championship duty.
Cycling Australia Performance Director Simon Jones said the team would target learning and development in Poland, and use the championships as an opportunity for assessing their Olympic preparations ahead of 2020.
"These World Championships provide a great opportunity to benchmark where we are at against the world's best.
"However the focus will be about learning rather than winning. As we build towards Tokyo the focus will increasingly be on performance, but performing with a clear strategy and winning processes."
The selection news followed closely on the back of a successful campaign at the recent Track World Cup in Hong Kong, where Richardson, Meyer and Welsford were all part of medal winning performances.