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yStop smart furniture brings style and heart – human-first design – to your public space.

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We are...


With some of the southern hemisphere’s most original and technical patents, we truly put the ‘smart’ in smart technology.

Forward-thinking and bold, we’re ahead of the curve in the IOT space.



For almost 20 years we’ve delivered consistent, effective partnerships with local government and businesses.

Our multi-award winning team and products are proven, results-driven and dependable.



With yStop, you’re not just making an investment in your council or business – you’re investing in the power of local people, networks and neighbourhoods.

Community is at the heart of all we do.


Our partners

We’ve partnered with some of Perth and Melbourne’s biggest councils to deliver market-leading products and technology for the past 20 years.

“Thank you for all your coverage so far, we really appreciate the opportunity to get the word out about The Big Issue.”
Maree Agapitos,

Media and Communications Coordinator,
The Big Issue

“Thank you so much Rachel and yStop. The maintenance team were super-fast in cleaning the graffiti on my seat ad, so thank you.”
Lisa Barham,

Property Partner,
The Agency

“Donor Mate's general manager, Jo Muir, made mention about seeing your Donor Mate advertising along Albany Highway. She was very impressed.”
Peter Grainger,

Donor Mate

“Fantastic to see the new yStop street-side park benches being installed around my local City of Joondalup. As well as being functional they are environmentally friendly too.”
Dr Darren Webb,

Founder and Director,
Webble Guys

“Thank you so much! I shared my new seat photo on my work page yesterday and so many people have stated that they’ve seen it and loved it.”
Lisa Barham,

Property Partner,
The Agency

“If you aren’t starting your weekend excited to see a bus stop, then you need to reassess! Great work Len Luxford and team.”
Natasha Wainwright,

Franchise Owner,
Subway Warwick

“Barbara was overwhelmed with her new seat and thinks it is wonderful and in particular wanted to comment on the contractor Carl, who was lovely to her, taking the time of day to have a chat.”
Sandra Roberts,

Coordinator Property Management,
City of Joondalup

“I would like to extend a warm thank you to yStop for supporting our Vinnies shops with outdoor advertising.”
Carl Prowse,

Executive Manager,
St Vincent de Paul

Latest news

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4 ways to get more customers

Every small business wants a steady stream of clients coming through the door – here are four creative activities to try today.

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Our illuminated shelters – celebrating one year

We’ve already come a long way since we rolled out our premium illuminated shelter advertising in the City of Stirling 12 months ago – here’s how.

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NFC tech promotes digital maintenance

NFC tech may be most well-known for tap-and-go payments, but we’re using it to revolutionise our maintenance team.

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Council residents get smart tech upgrades

The City of Casey and yStop are partnering on an exciting new project focused on improving digital equity for the Doveton community.

Doveton was selected due to its rate of digital disadvantage identified through Census data. The trial is part of a larger Casey initiative the ‘Smart Casey Launchpad’- a strategic smart city action plan.

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Our tech = cleaner council

Read about about our market-leading tech, our maintenance team, and get a behind-the-scenes peak into our new office space.

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yStop 2021 – A year in review

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If it’s not too late to look back on the Year of the Ox.

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Local speedy support

As a locally owned and operated business we really wanted to show our support for the amazing job our Police Force has done, not only last week finding Cleo, but also everyday keeping us safe.

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Stirling Illuminated – Open to Everyone

Exciting news as yStop has just won the contract for managing the City of Stirling’s illuminated bus shelters.

With the contract starting in August, we are very excited to add these shelters to our large range of available assets in Stirling.

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Happy holidays

Thank you for all your business and support this year.
What an epic year it has been with all the COVID madness, we still can’t quite believe the shutdown and its effect on WA. Our team rallied and came through relatively unscathed, with quite a bit of IT help along the way.

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Safer, hands-free waste management

In the current state of the world, cleanliness – including upholding high standards of hygiene and reducing the risk of infection – is at the forefront of government strategy and operation.

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New tech offers clearer, easier-to-read ads

New opaque signs with a semi-transparent viewing strip make shelter advertising easier to read without compromising on bus stop patron visibility.

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Amazing research outcome from Mohamed Ali’s PhD project

Mohamed Ali completed 2 years of foundational research with Murdoch University.

He is now based in Melbourne and works for yStop together  with Dr Giles Oatley from Federation University. Both Dr Giles Oatley and Mohamed are available for all research and development work that the City of Casey would like to undertake. Mohamed’s area of study relates to smart cities with particular expertise in co-located crowd measurement/waste sensor configurations.

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The latest What3words developments

There are two new exciting tech developments that have just been released through what3words, the navigation technology that we use to locate our street furniture.

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What3words is buzzing

Look what has just been featured on QI over the weekend, it’s what3words the system we are currently using to map our smart furniture locations.

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Smart + heart. How do you connect a community with bins?

It’s about waste – sort of… 25 shiny new ‘Pulse’ smart bins have now been tested and are ready to go for the Town of Mosman Park. They’re smart –

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Community smart bins are rolling out in Mosman Park

Australia’s first ‘smart’ community medium is being introduced to the streets of Mosman Park. ‘Pulse’ uses a world-first approach to the smart city, combining community engagement with cleantech. Pulse combines

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How to win an ultramarathon?

We posted earlier in the year about Caversham local, Shane Johnston undertaking the challenge of running 1000kms of the Bibbulmun Track in 10 days. Well now he has gone and

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Town Team Conference overview

The Town Teams Conference at the end of last week was a big hit! There’s a buzz around smart furniture presently and our solar smart bin ‘Pulse’ was getting a

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Gearing up for the Town Team Movement Conference

We are excited to showcase some of our latest smart furniture and activations at the upcoming Town Team Movement Conference. The conference is an action packed two day event, full

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Celebrating Naidoc Week with a Greater Understanding

Noongar language and culture are now easily accessible through a great free online course. The online course is currently available to teach Noongar language, cultural knowledge on bush tucker and

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The Difference Between STEM and STEAM

Educators feel that there is now a great need for integration of the concepts of STEM with the broader arts curriculum of STEAM. Future employees will need to have a

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Be Inspired – Bibbulmun – 1000kms in 10 days

BeInspired was founded with the goal of giving disadvantaged kids in WA access to much-needed exercise physiology.

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School Program (STEAM)

We are passionate about integrating Real-World IoT and STEAM into students’ everyday experiences at school. We are all about connection, linking sensors to learning spaces and making connections in the community

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DDA seat for access and inclusion is extremely good for business

Disability is common in Australia, but often invisible. Nearly 10 per cent of the workforce has some form of disability, with 32 per cent of employees with disability working as

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Hello Lamp Post

Hello Lamp Post is a playful platform, inviting people to strike up conversations with familiar street furniture using…

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