Both teams went into their final match already eliminated from the tournament after losing their opening two games and David Villa put Spain ahead in the 36th minute with a clever back-heel after a low cross from Juanfran.
Fernando Torres made it 2-0 in the 69th minute, confidently slotting home after a defence-splitting pass from Andres Iniesta before substitutes Cesc Fabregas and Juan Mata combined for the third goal in the 82nd minute - Mata smartly slotting through the legs of Australia keeper Mat Ryan.
The Netherlands topped Group B with a maximum nine points after their 2-0 win over Chile, who progress in second place.
(Reporting By Simon Evans, Editing by Nigel Hunt)
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