Superstar Madonna has promised her Australian fans a visit on her next world tour, after 12 years of neglecting her Antipodean devotees.

Madonna last performed down under during her Girlie Show tour in 1993 and has failed to include Australia on the itineraries of her Drowned World and Re-Invention tours in 2001 and 2004 respectively.

While admitting she loves the country, Madonna admitted her delay in returning had been affected by the births of her children - LOURDES in 1996 and ROCCO in 2000.

The MATERIAL GIRL enthuses, "I had a really great time last time I was in Australia, but I know it was a long time ago.

"It's just Australia is so far away and the last two tours I had to cram everything into my children's summer vacations. But I really don't want to pass Australia by next time."