The Wallabies appreciate the chance to build some momentum heading into the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals, a prospect that has been denied to likely opponents England by the looming weather bomb in Japan.
Super typhoon Hagibis threw the tournament into chaos on Thursday, forcing organisers to cancel two high-profile pool games scheduled for Saturday on safety grounds.
England against France in Yokohama and New Zealand against Italy in Toyota City became the first games abandoned in the tournament's 32-year history.
There is still the prospect of games on Sunday suffering the same fate, including the Japan-Scotland blockbuster.
Australia face Georgia in Shizuoka on Friday in what should be poor conditions but they'll be sheltered from the worst of the typhoon.
The only hiccup might be tweaking details of their 200km return trip by train to Tokyo on Saturday, when most public transport is expected to shut down.
Match day captain David Pocock said he had barely followed the typhoon updates and couldn't say if Australia or England benefit most from the developments.
"It can work either way. I'm sure both teams will be looking to make the most out of the situations," Pocock said.
"The way that we make the most out of it is by turning up tomorrow and having a really good game ... and hopefully building some momentum."
England coach Eddie Jones was more forthright after learning his team will progress as pool winners after their match against second-placed France was declared a 0-0 draw.
He highlighted the benefits of rested players, declaring his team will thrive off a two-week lead-in, which followed a lightweight pool campaign.
"Who would have thought we would have two relatively easy games (Tonga and the USA), one tough game (Argentina) and then two weeks to prepare for a quarter-final?" he said.
"So someone is smiling on us -- the typhoon gods maybe?"
Tournament director Alan Gilpin said Hagibis was forecast to be the biggest typhoon of the 2019 season and likely to cause considerable disruption over a wide area.
"It is an exceptional, complex and rapidly evolving situation and team and public safety is the number one priority," he said.
"While we have extensively explored all options, public and team safety was our utmost priority as well as ensuring a consistent, fair and equitable outcome for all teams."
All fans with tickets for a cancelled match will be refunded.
Gilpin said shifting the date or location of the cancelled games was regarded as too risky for all stakeholders given the widespread nature of the storm.
"While making every possible effort to put in place a contingency plan that would enable all of Saturday's matches to be played, it would be grossly irresponsible to leave teams, fans, volunteers and other tournament personnel exposed during what is predicted to be a severe typhoon," he said.
The category 5 typhoon, labelled "violent" by the Japan Meteorological Agency abruptly ended Italy's slim chances of qualifying.
The Azzurri could have snared a quarter-final berth and ousted the All Blacks if they'd toppled the world champions and secured a four-try bonus point.
Third-placed Scotland could face the same fate in pool A if organisers scrap Sunday's showdown with Japan, handing the unbeaten tournament hosts a maiden quarter-final berth.
Scotland released a statement, pleading for contingencies to be considered if Yokohama International Stadium isn't deemed ready but Gilpin said other options won't be considered.