The Queensland Reds have signed Wallabies playmaker Quade Cooper to return for the next three Super Rugby seasons.

He returns to the Reds after one season in French club rugby and the new deal will keep the 28-year-old in Australian rugby through to the 2019 World Cup.

"I've been through the low times and the good times at the Reds and I want to be part of putting them back on top," Cooper said.