Some of Britain and Ireland's finest players could be on the menu when Australia host the Barbarians for the first time in Sydney next June.
The Wallabies have met the invitation all-star team on 10 occasions since their first match in 1948, but never before in Australia.
The teams met in London earlier this month in the final game of the Wallabies' European tour, with the tourists winning 18-11 against a Baa-Baas side containing a host of rugby's finest names.
Australian Rugby Union (ARU) boss John O'Neill said the success of that match prompted discussions for the June 6 clash at the Sydney Football Stadium, although talks are at a preliminary stage with the ARU yet to release any details on potential stars who will line up in the Barbarians team.
"The success of that match hardened our resolve to finalise discussions with the Barbarians about them coming to Australia for the first time," O'Neill said.
"Those negotiations also ensure us a Barbarians side of real quality, one that will help deliver a new experience to Australian sporting fans.
"We're very excited by this Barbarians venture. So too are the Barbarians.
"In terms of their playing personnel, the possibilities for the Barbarians are enticing. Without going into specifics, we're confident this Barbarians team will have show-stopping appeal.
"The British and Irish Lions will be on tour to South Africa, but there are high-profile All Blacks and Springboks, current members of the World Cup semi-finalists Argentina, and some very well-known Australian players tied to overseas clubs at present.
"The Pacific Islands have a number of players based in Europe who thrilled a global audience at last year's Rugby World Cup.
"There is also a chance a number of extremely recognisable British and French players will be available."
After taking on the Barbarians, the Wallabies will then clash twice with Italy, at Canberra Stadium on June 13 and Melbourne's Telstra Dome on June 20, before also doing battle with France at Sydney's ANZ Stadium on June 27.
Robbie Deans' men will then open their Tri-Nations campaign with a trip to Eden Park to take on the All Blacks on July 18, followed by an away clash with the Springboks at Newlands in Cape Town on August 8.
Then come three home clashes, against New Zealand at ANZ Stadium on August 22 and South Africa at Subiaco Oval on August 29 and Suncorp Stadium on September 5, with one final match against the Kiwis at Westpac Stadium on September 19.