The BBC pundit believes the striker has a long list of destinations to choose from.
The striker scored two goals to level the game at 2-2 against the promotion chasing Seagulls. It takes his record to ten goals in 16 games for the club this season and fans are growing increasingly worried that they might be saying goodbye to their striker in the winter.
That fear appeared to be allayed by the player himself this week.
He has made his intention to play the entire season with QPR clear, as reported by Sky Sports.
But one man is not sure that QPR can rest on their laurels.
Mark Lawrenson told the BBC this week:
"I bet Charlie Austin is sitting at QPR thinking 'where am I going to go in January?'
"He has about four to six teams (interested)."
There is no doubt that teams will be keen on Austin and with his contract expiring in the summer the club will undoubtedly have to fight the desire to cash in on a player they will otherwise lose for nothing in June.
Austin is a Premier League class striker and QPR will face a massive battle to keep the player this winter.