The 62-year-old, free of club commitments following his departure from Wests Tigers at the end of last season, has taken the opportunity to make a whistle-stop trip to England and Ireland to check out facilities ahead of the Kangaroos' visit later this year.
"I've made it clear I will be looking to coach again, whether that's in Australia or England," said Sheens. "I will have to see what might be available but all my focus at the moment is on preparing the national team. I don't want to take my eye off the ball."
Sheens was re-appointed as Australia coach for a fifth term in December to spearhead their bid to wrest the World Cup from New Zealand.
They get their campaign under way against England as part of a tournament-opening double-header at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium on October 26 and meet Ireland at Limerick's Thomond Park a fortnight later, and Sheens has used his visit to look at both venues.
Organisers appear to have taken a gamble in taking a match to the rugby union stronghold of Limerick, but Sheens has been encouraged by the reaction of the locals.
"The response has been excellent," he said. "Thomond Park is a first-class facility and you could tell dealing with people at the university and the hotel that there is a lot of interest in the game.
"They are expecting a good crowd. I think ticket sales are going quite well, as they are in Cardiff.
"Both rugby and league can do well simultaneously. A lot of people in Australia enjoy watching both games and I imagine it is the same in Ireland."