Mile Jedinak could return from injury to step in for the suspended Mark Milligan ahead of next month's 2018 World Cup inter-confederation play-off against Honduras.
Milligan, along with Mathew Leckie, will miss the first leg in Honduras after they picked yellow cards in both matches against Syria.
Both appear to be significant losses for the Socceroos, given their performances in recent times and the fact they started both legs against Syria.
Jedinak looms as a like-for-like replacement for Milligan, having missed the past few camps due to a long-term groin injury.
The Australia captain is in line to return for English club Aston Villa, potentially this weekend should he prove his fitness.
Speaking about missing Australia's play-offs against Syria, Villa boss Steve Bruce said: “He was not quite right so I think common sense has prevailed."
“Rather than flying him all the way around the world, he stayed here. He is making big strides.”
Aston Villa are due to play Wolverhampton in the Championship on Saturday. Should Jedinak miss the game, his next chance to play will be the following Saturday against Fulham.
Australia are scheduled to play Honduras between 6-14 November. The first leg will be in Honduras.
The 33-year-old has only played once this season, on 12 September against Middlesbrough, when he re-injured his groin.
Jedinak had undergone surgery in the off-season and withdrew from the Confederations Cup.