Taking place on Sunday, the 174-kilometre scenic Melbourne test was elevated to WorldTour level last season, and in the three editions to date Team Sky have never finished outside the top five.
In 2018 the team headed to Australia with a young and exciting squad, which has so far combined to help Egan Bernal to sixth place at the Tour Down Under.
The British duo will be joined by Jon Dibben, Christian Knees, Salvatore Puccio and Lukasz Wisniowski in what is a star-studded field.
After riding the race in 2016, the year Team Sky were victorious with Pete Kennaugh, Lawless is excited to return to Geelong.
He said: “It’s a really good race. It’s nice weather and the finishing circuit is really interesting. There are a couple of climbs on it and it does make the race really exciting, so you don’t know what can happen. It’s been a group finish, but in 2016 when I rode it Pete won solo.
“As a team we’ve got quite a few options and we’ve got quite a young team as well - a lot of us can sprint quickly. I think it will come down to whoever is feeling best on the day in terms of who we go for.”