TheFA.com takes a closer look at the weekend form of Sven's men...
They say great players have great timing, and Scott Parker couldn't have chosen a better occasion on which to produce a man-of-the-match performance - in front of Sven Goran Eriksson on the day an England squad is announced.
Parker produced a range of passing, tackling and dribbling that was hailed as Beckhamesque in Charlton's 2-1 victory against Everton that kept the Addicks in the hunt for a UEFA Cup spot.
The 22-year-old instigated the opening goal, scored by Radostan Kishishev, which led home fans to break into the chant 'Parker for England'.
"The only thing Scottie has got to improve on is perhaps his finishing," said Charlton manager Alan Curbishley, whose side would have won more comfortably had it not been for an outstanding display by Richard Wright, also named in Sven's squad.
Wayne Rooney - back after a four-match ban - was given four minutes as substitute, but even that was long enough to send in a 30-yard shot just over the bar.
"If Wayne is good enough for England, he is ready. It doesn't matter what age he is. I think he is good enough because of his incredible enthusiasm," said Everton boss David Moyes.
Rooney said when he was first told he was in the England squad, he assumed it was the under-21s and asked what time he should report for the game in Italy!
For other new faces in the England party, their last outing before Australia wasn't particularly memorable.
James Beattie was denied a goal at his hometown club Blackburn as Southampton fell 1-0.
Defender Matthew Upson was in the Birmingham side beaten 3-1 at home by Frank Lampard's Chelsea.
"After the disappointment of losing despite playing so well in the first half, it was a big lift to be picked by England," said Upson.
"My dad rang to tell me I was in - I just assumed it was a wind-up."
Two other young England call-ups Joe Cole and Paul Robinson had a personal duel at Elland Road. Leeds beat West Ham 1-0 but Robinson produced two outstanding saves to deny Cole, who looked the visitors' chief goal threat throughout with some forceful runs and a couple of thunderous shots.
Captain David Beckham was part of the Manchester United side held 1-1 by Manchester City - a result that didn't please Sir Alex Ferguson. "We were a bit careless," said Fergie, whose side have failed to win either of this season's Manchester derbies. Still, the burgeoning partnership of Wes Brown and Rio Ferdinand at the centre of the defence can only be good news for both United and England.
A knee injury to Emile Heskey overshadowed Liverpool's 1-1 home draw with Middlesbrough and meant the fontman was not one of those named by Sven.
However, Michael Owen is expected to start against Australia after setting up Liverpool's equaliser for John Arne Riise with a mazy dribble past three defenders.
Owen hasn't been scoring as regularly as usual but ex-Liverpool striker John Aldridge doesn't think there is too much cause for concern.
"Michael has gone through goal droughts before and come out of them stronger. At the moment his general play has been very good. It's just not going for him in front of goal," he said.
While Newcastle's Jermaine Jenas, who could make his England debut on Wednesday, celebrated his 20th birthday by helping Newcastle draw 1-1 with Premiership leaders Arsenal, Francis Jeffers - one of nine uncapped players in Sven's squad after winning promotion from the under-21s - came on as a late Gunners sub at St James's Park.
David Seaman made a brilliant last-minute save as 10-man Newcastle charged forward late on despite the sending-off of Laurent Robert. At the back, Sol Campbell was in splendid form to snuff out the sizeable threat posed by former England skipper Alan Shearer.
Under-21 skipper Gareth Barry scored the opening goal for Aston Villa at Fulham but they were eventually beaten 2-1. That was his third goal in three games as he continues to press hard for elevation into Sven's squad.
* Congratulations from TheFA.com to Teddy Sheringham who scored the 300th goal of his career in Tottenham's 4-1 victory against Sunderland on Saturday. Sheringham played for England in Euro 96 and was also part of World Cup squads in 1998 and 2002. Millwall, Nottingham Forest, Spurs (twice) and Manchester United have all benefited from his blend of subtle skills, mental awareness and prodigious aerial abililty.
Premiership results (Feb 8/9)
Birmingham 1 Chelsea 3
Blackburn 1 Southampton 0
Charlton 2 Everton 1
Fulham 2 Aston Villa 1
Leeds 1 West Ham 0
Liverpool 1 Middlesbrough 1
Manchester United 1 Manchester City 1
Newcastle 1 Arsenal 1
Tottenham 4 Sunderland 1
West Brom 1 Bolton 1
Compiled by Joe Bernstein