The series will get underway at Croke Park on Sunday week when Robbie Deans' Australian side take on the Grand Slam champions.
Confirming that Brian O'Driscoll will continue as Ireland captain for their opening internationals of the new season, Kidney heaped praise on the Leinster centre, who has captained his country full-time since 2004, while also commending others in the Irish squad for their leadership skills.
"Paul (O'Connell) has captained the Lions and captained Munster quite well, Donncha (O'Callaghan) has captained the Lions and Ronan (O'Gara) has captained the Lions. Ronan has captained with Munster and Ireland also," he said.
"In Brian's case, he brings a lot of experience to it, like the other lads would do, he is motoring well at the moment so we just felt it prudent (to pick him).
"It's been a long time since we were together, six or seven months, so, for continuity and for a whole host of reasons really, we decided to stay with him."
But the Irish management will continue to take a series by series approach to the captaincy, meaning that they may opt for a new man when Ireland defend their Six Nations title in the spring.
"It's like we dealt with it last year, it is just on a series by series basis," Kidney continued.
"That helps in Brian's case, too, as it doesn't heap pressure on him for a whole year and allows him to come in and be captain and then just get on with his game in December and January.
"We will see him again come February but I think any one of a host of guys could actually do that."
Kidney described O'Driscoll's reaction to the news as one of immense pride.
The 30-year-old Dubliner has captained Ireland to 39 wins in 56 Test matches since helping them get past Australia at a wet Lansdowne Road in November 2002.
"He was delighted (to retain the captaincy) and that is the thing - he is excited about it as ever really," said Kidney.
"He was really keen on it and that's an important part, too, because captain is a bit like some of the ancillary jobs that are going, because not only do you have to play, you have to give a bit of yourself to the other members of the team then, too.
"If anything, his enthusiasm for the job is growing and that is a great thing because it feeds into the team."
BRIAN O'DRISCOLL'S RECORD AS IRELAND CAPTAIN:
November 9, 2002 - Autumn International - Ireland 18 Australia 9, Lansdowne Road
November 17, 2002 - Autumn International - Ireland 64 Fiji 17, Lansdowne Road (1 try - 17th Test score)
November 23, 2002 - Autumn International - Ireland 16 Argentina 7, Lansdowne Road
February 16, 2003 - Six Nations - Scotland 6 Ireland 36, Murrayfield
February 22, 2003 - Six Nations - Italy 13 Ireland 37, Stadio Flaminio (1 try - 18th)
March 8, 2003 - Six Nations - Ireland 15 France 12, Lansdowne Road
March 22, 2003 - Six Nations - Wales 24 Ireland 25, Millennium Stadium
March 30, 2003 - Six Nations - Ireland 6 England 42, Lansdowne Road
August 30, 2003 - World Cup Warm-Up - Ireland 61 Italy 6, Thomond Park
February 22, 2004 - Six Nations - Ireland 36 Wales 15, Lansdowne Road (2 tries - 22nd and 23rd)
March 6, 2004 - Six Nations - England 13 Ireland 19, Twickenham
March 20, 2004 - Six Nations - Ireland 19 Italy 3, Lansdowne Road (1 try - 24th; yellow card)
March 27, 2004 - Six Nations - Ireland 37 Scotland 16, Lansdowne Road
June 12, 2004 - Summer Tour - South Africa 31 Ireland 17, Vodacom Park