Israel Dagg replaces Joe Rokocoko on the left wing, Piri Weepu will be the scrumhalf ahead of Jimmy Cowan, Victor Vito will replace Jerome Kaino at blindside flanker and prop Owen Franks starts in place of brother Ben.
Cowan and Kaino were named among the replacements along with uncapped Canterbury flyhalf Colin Slade.
The All Blacks are chasing a record 10 consecutive victories over Australia and could also become the first team to sweep all six matches in a Tri-Nations southern hemisphere series.
New Zealand (15-1) - Mils Muliaina; Cory Jane, Conrad Smith, Ma'a Nonu, Israel Dagg; Aaron Cruden, Piri Weepu; Kieran Read, Richie McCaw (captain), Victor Vito; Tom Donnelly, Brad Thorn; Owen Franks, Keven Mealamu, Tony Woodcock.
Source: AFP Global Edition