Despite concerns with the pitch quality, the Socceroos kicked off with all guns firing scoring two goals in just the first five minutes of play. The onslaught began with a golden left foot volley from Luke Wilkshire in the second minute of play.
Kuwait's defence barely had time to adjust when Dean Heffernan latched on to a Nick Carle free kick just two minutes later, scoring his first ever goal for Australia, giving the visitors an early 2-0 lead.
Kuwait were left mentally reeling from their disastrous start, finding it difficult to get a foot in the opening twenty minutes of play.
Warning of a change of momentum came in the 34' when Nasser of Kuwait found himself darting into the box one-on-one with Aussie keeper Eugine Galakovic, only to butcher the opportunity with a poor square ball.
The local crowd were brought back to life in the 40' when Simon Colosimo's error in defence allowed Al Enezi into the box, sliding the ball into the far corner of the net for Kuwait's first goal.
Minutes later Kuwait levelled the scoring when Nasser was able to fire the ball past a floundering Galakovich at his near post leaving Australia on the back foot with all the work to do in the second half.
Kuwait began the second half with confidence although neither side was able to find a winner.
Kuwait remain on top of group and Australia's fate will all come down to the final match day in March, where a result against Indonesia in Brisbane will be necessary for qualification to the Asia Cup.
AUSTRALIAN STARTING SQUAD: Carle, Thompson, Vidosic, Kemp, Sterjovski, Galakovic (GK), Heffernan, Colosimo, Moore, Jedinak, Wilkshire
Reporter: Hayley Islip