Ellen Degeneres is considering a move to Australia.

The talk show host - whose actress wife Portia De Rossi hails from Melbourne - has revealed she can see them relocating Down Under from Los Angeles once she retires from television.

The 55-year-old comedian said: ''I shouldn't put it out there but I can see us living here one day.

''I've wanted to come to Australia for a long, long time, before meeting Portia.''

Ellen has been spending time in Melbourne after visiting Sydney earlier this week to film segments for her show 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' in front of a packed audience of 3,000 people, including 'Les Miserables' star Russell Crowe.

She admitted she had fallen head over heels in love with the country and told the crowd: ''I'm moving here, it's so beautiful.''

Ellen and Portia, 40, also paid a visit to the 'Arrested Development' star's old school, Melbourne Girls Grammar, in recent days where they spent two hours filming.

Ellen's mother Betty also accompanied them on the trip.

The funny woman took to her Twitter page on Tuesday (26.03.13) to express how much she enjoyed their stay in Australia, writing: ''I had heard Aussies were incredible people, but this week I experienced it for myself. Thank you, Australia. I'm glad I married one of you''