Australia qualifies via penalty kicks after defeating Peru 5-4 at the end of the match.
Goalkeeper Andrew Redmayne of Australia saved the final penalty to secure a spot in this year's World Cup in Qatar.
With his actions on the field, Redmayne became an instant hero as he attempted to distract the opposing kicker.
Valera's effort was saved, and Australia qualified for their fifth World Cup in a row and sixth overall.
At the World Cup, Australia will be in Group D alongside holders France, Denmark, and Tunisia.
After missing their first penalty, Australia converted the next five to quiet hundreds of Peruvian fans.
The second half followed the same trend as the first, when Australia had three good chances to win the game.
Peru coach Ricardo Gareca said: "We had the expectation to make it, we were close but unfortunately it was not the case.
When Costa Rica and New Zealand fight in their inter-continental playoff, the final spot in the finals will be decided.