The Tests would be held between October 6 and November 7 at venues to be decided by the working committee of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) at its meeting in New Delhi on July 18 and 19, according to Board sources.
The dates and venues of the visit by South Africa for a two-Test series in November would also be finalised at the BCCI's meeting in New Delhi.
It has been agreed by the respective Boards that the Proteas would make a second visit in November-December next year to complete their reciprocal quota of seven One-day Internationals by taking part in a triangular series.
The dates of the tour by Australia are as follows:
Sept 30-Oct 2: vs Board President's XI
Oct 6-10: First Test
Oct 14-18: Second Test
Oct 26-30: Third Test
Nov 3-7: Fourth and final Test.