This year's Target toy sale starts on Thursday, June 21st. I heard a rumour about this yesterday, so when I was in there today making a layby payment I asked the sales assistant, who confirmed it. Apparently she wasn't meant to say anything (a manager happened to walk past at the same time and got a little cross at her) cause the date is still confidential, but it wasn't hard to guess that it is going to be soon cause they were putting toys out EVERYWHERE when I was there.
They are having it early (about a month earlier than they did last year) to beat Big W and Kmart's sales. Catalogues should be out next week (their stocktake sale finishes next Wednesday) and apparently nearly everything can be layby'd or bought online.