The 35-year-old sustained a right calf strain in the fourth one day match of Australia's [ Images ] limited overs tour of England and was forced to return home for further examination and treatment.
"It's official, I have retired from international cricket," Lee wrote on his Twitter page ahead of a media conference in Sydney [ Images ].
"Thanks for all your love and support. It's been an amazing 13 years," he added on the social networking website.
Lee last played a Test match in 2008, but continued to play international limited overs matches for Australia and in India's [ Images ] lucrative Twenty20 competition. He retired from Tests in 2010.
In his prime Lee was one of the fasTest and most aggressive bowlers in the world but has suffered from a long list of injuries that blighted his career, including stress fractures, ankle injuries, side strains and more recently a broken foot.
He took 310 Test wickets at 30.81 and 380 One-Day International wickets at 23.36, one short of Glenn McGrath's [ Images ] Australian record.