The world No 4 was crowned as the French Open champion in June, taking the second major title of his career, and will head to Melbourne with confidence as he claimed the Australian Open crown in 2014.
His defence of the title was ended in the semi-finals by Djokovic, but he avenged this result with a stunning final victory over the Serb at Roland Garros.
But the Swiss stars hopes of back-to-back titles at Wimbledon were ended by a surprise quarter-final defeat by Richard Gasquet.
Wawrinka again reached the latter stages at the US Open, seeing off Kevin Anderson in straight sets in the quarter-finals before he fell in the semis to Roger Federer.
He was again beaten by fellow countryman Federer in the last four at the season-ending ATP World Tour finals.