Retail & Customer Service

An iconic Australian retailer, our story began in 1926 when George Lindsay and Alex McKenzie opened a drapery store in Geelong, Victoria with a focus on great quality and value. Over 90 years on, we’ve grown & evolved, but our philosophy remains the same.

Part of the Wesfarmers group, one of Australia’s largest employers, we’re immensely proud of our history and building our store network to over 300 stores across Australia and over 13,000 team members who work as part of the Target brand across our Store operations and in our Store Support Office in addition to our team based in our Asian sourcing offices.

Interested in joining the Target family?

We’re always looking for fantastic talent to help continue to deliver to our customer expectations. Imagine seeing your designs come to life in over 300 stores or guiding and mentoring your store team to deliver outstanding customer service while driving and influencing sales activity.


13,000 Team Members
300+ Stores
1926 Founded

Our history

We’re proud to be a part of over three hundred communities across Australia with stores conveniently located in both metropolitan and regional areas.

Target offers its customers a diverse range of products including fashionable women’s, men’s and children’s clothing, underwear, footwear, cosmetics, and accessories; the latest designs in homewares, including manchester, bed linen, electrical appliances and décor; and a full range of toys, games and entertainment.

The Target story began in 1926 when two men, George Lindsay and Alex McKenzie, opened a drapery store in Geelong, Victoria after signing a partnership the previous year. The store primarily sold dress fabrics, manchester and furnishings. A pioneer of discount retailing, Lindsay’s business methodology was ‘half the profit, twice the turnover’.After acquiring the original store from Lindsay in 1957, Geoff Betts, John Wade and their team grew Lindsay’s original discount retail philosophy from its single store based in Geelong to a statewide multistore business.

By 1968, Lindsay & McKenzie Pty Ltd had grown to 14 small stores around Victoria. Myer Emporium Ltd, recognising the potential for growth, bought the business and the company became Lindsay’s Target Pty Ltd.

In March 1973, we became Target Australia Pty Ltd, and in August 1985, the Myer Emporium Ltd and GJ Coles & Coy Limited merged, becoming Coles Myer Limited. In 1996 Fosseys and Target merged, and in 1999, Fosseys stores were converted into Target stores, bringing the benefits of our services and fashion to regional areas.

In late 2006, the group name changed to Coles Group Ltd after the divestment of Myer, and in November 2007, Target was acquired by Wesfarmers as part of the Wesfarmers acquisition of Coles Group Limited.

Diversity & Inclusion

We are committed to ensuring we have diversity within our teams and that we’re an inclusive place to work and shop.

We aim to make Target welcoming for everyone and ensure our team reflects the communities where we operate. We recognise that this will enable our business to build strong connections with team members and customers and will allow us to innovate and make better business decisions.

For more information on our people policies, please see here

Diversity & Inclusion

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander

By December 2022, we will achieve a 3 per cent Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workforce in our stores, distribution and support offices in Australia.

We are committed to understanding, supporting and celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture. We are focused on creating employment opportunities for team members with Indigenous backgrounds and ensuring that our teams reflect the diversity in the communities in which we operate.

Diversity & Inclusion

Gender Inclusion

We are committed to ensuring there is a greater gender balance in leadership positions.

Target is focused on enhancing leadership team focus, explicit targets and quarterly reporting of progress across all functions.

*We define gender balance in a leadership role as at least 40 per cent females and 40 per cent males. Leadership roles are defined as manager-grade and above, including all buyers, planners and store managers (not including assistant store managers)

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