Chad Randall has agreed to extend his stay with Harlequins, signing a new two-year contract with the London club.
Randall, who is known as a hooker but has also been used in the half-back positions, has already spent six seasons in the capital.
The 30-year-old arrived from Manly Sea Eagles in 2006 and is now settled in London, making it an easy decision for him to remain at the Twickenham Stoop until the end of the 2013 campaign.
"I'm very happy, I was never really going to leave," Randall said. "My wife and kids are pretty happy here, we love London and the club's great.
"They're definitely looking to bolster the squad for next year, which is good, it's an exciting time.
"Next year we'll be looking to start pushing up the table. I feel we're not that far off.
"With another pre-season and under the way Powelly (coach Rob Powell) wants us to play, hopefully we'll be able to continue the run we had at the start of the season a bit longer."
A delighted Quins coach Rob Powell added: "Chad's been a key player and leader in the group for a number of years.
"He's a very highly-regarded player within the competition and we're happy to retain a player of his quality."