The Kindle Fire HDX tablets were announced in September, but at that time there was no indication if or when they would come to Australia.
Amazon has now announced that the 7in version will go on sale on 26 November at Dick Smith and Big W for $329. Australians can purchase it from Amazon.com for US$258.97 ($278.49) including standard shippng.
It will be followed on 10 December by the 8.9in model, priced at $479.
Other features include 2.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, Adreno 330 graphics engine, Fire OS 3.0 Mojito (Amazon's Android-based operating system), "all-day battery life", front facing camera (plus a 8MP rear camera on the 8.9in version), and dual stereo speakers with Dolby Digital Plus and virtual 5.1 sound.
Wireless display mirroring to Miracast-enabled TVs or adaptors is supported.
Despite the focus on entertainment, Amazon is also addressing some corporate requirements with the Kindle Fire HDX by including support for encryption, Kerberos authentication, secure Wi-Fi connections, VPN integration, and third-party mobile device management systems, company officials stated. Some of these capabilities will be delivered in Fire OS 3.1.
"It's been just two years since we introduced the first Kindle Fire, and we are grateful for the overwhelmingly positive response from customers. The team is innovating at an unbelievable speed, and we're excited to bring our new Kindle Fire HDX to Australia," said Amazon.com Founder and CEO Jeff Bezos.