The Brisbane tournament is a couple of weeks earlier than the Australian Open and will provide Henin with the ideal opportunity to acclimatise.
"After an absence of 15 months, I’m delighted to be re-launching my career at the Brisbane Tournament”, the seven-time Grand Slam winner told journalists.
“It will be great to once again be playing against strong opponents and in a climate identical to that in Melbourne.”
“It is the ideal preparation for the Australian Open.”
The 27-year old Belgian is to compete at the Australian Open on a wild card.
Henin won the Aussie Open in 2004.
The organiser of the Brisbane Tournament Steve Ayles has also offered Henin a wild card to compete there.