The 2018 Olympian was sitting in 18th position after the first run, but had a strong performance in her second run, recording the eighth fastest time of all competitors and a much improved final two-run ranking of 13th.
Taking the win was Russian slider Elena Nikitina, with Kimberley Bos of the Netherlands in second place, and Kim Meylemans of Belgium in third.
“I am happy with my result today”, said the 31-year-old from Queensland.
“My second run was much more indicative of my capability and I'm glad I got the chance to show it.
“I knew I had that run in me if I got my composure back to the level it needed to be. Also keeping my sled straight out of the groove helped a lot! In run one, neither of those things were as good as I would've liked and with the way the other girls are sliding you've got to be on your game at all times.
“Being back on the World Cup tour feels like home and I'm loving being back with friends. I missed it last year.”
Also in action for Australia in the men’s event was Elliot Brown, who made his World Cup debut finishing in 29th place.
The Skeleton athletes will remain in Innsbruck for another week, with a second World cup event taking place on the Igls track next weekend.