Originally Posted by toholio
All international Kindles except those shipped to Australia came with a charger.
You can't ship devices, at least not in bulk quantities, that have foreign power connectors into Australia. This is why we didn't get mains chargers, not the voltage or some other reason as some are erroneously suggesting.
If you have a US Kindle charger here it will work fine with an adapter.
So Amazon were too stingy to make a charger version that could suit any other country. Apple did it with the iphone - that came with its own charger where you clicked this button and replaced it with the pin for your country. Pins for every country were provided.