Police & Background Checks

Mercury fit2work is a simple, tailored probity solution for businesses of any size, delivering 100% Online Police Checks and other customisable Pre-Employment Screening solutions for individuals and businesses.

fit2work is ACIC accredited and the expert in Pre-Employment Police Checks, Risk Mitigation, Security and Compliance. A trusted partner of Australia Post and the provider of choice for over 1000 Government, Commercial and Community businesses, Mercury fit2work has the infrastructure and experience to deliver the best system for your staff and supplier probity needs.

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fit2work for Business

Proud partner of Australia Post

Our unique partnership with Australia Post allows fit2work Police Checks to be delivered to all Australians via one of Australia’s most trusted National brands

Business Solutions

Streamlined, integrated solutions via an online secure portal or API for businesses of all sizes and sectors

Global reach

fit2work’s comprehensive searches allow full screening to the highest international standards from over 200 countries and territories

100% Online

Can be accessed, managed and completed online via multiple devices anytime and anywhere internet access is available

Australian Police History Checks

Secure, trusted and compliant with Australian Standards.

Fully accredited BY ACIC (CRIMTRAC) and trusted by Australia Post. We provide services to Federal, State and Commonwealth Government as well as some of Australia’s largest and most important Corporations.

International Criminal History Checks

  • International coverage of over 200 countries and overseas territories
  • Applicants from most backgrounds screened with exceptional turnaround times
  • Checks available include International Credit & Bankruptcy checks, Global Watch and Negative Press Screening

It is becoming increasingly important that overseas applicants are screened effectively and accurately.
fit2work’s comprehensive searches allow full screening regardless of background and the highest level searches available.

VISA, Credit, Qualification Checks and many others

You want it, we've got it. fit2work background checks are in-depth and far greater than just a Police History search. Which roles are being considered? What is the business environment? What is the potential risk to your business or your staff in each role?

With a regularly updated, comprehensive suite of checks available, we can deliver a truly robust and thorough background screening service.

100% Online & easy to use interface

Businesses can benefit from a simple and easy to use interface to perform bulk checks or one-by-one for incoming staff, service suppliers and other associated individuals.

The fit2work platform is fully responsive and will work across all devices, operating systems and browsers.
Fully trackable online requests, submitted in minutes. ID verification, consent and results all online.

Book a free demonstration with one of our Customer Specialists to find out how fit2work Police Checks can protect your business from internal threats.


Checks available to fit2work Business customers

fit2work provides a full suite of background checks for use in a large range of industries. Our growing list of checks includes National and International Police Checks, Finance Checks, Employment History Checks and Health Accreditation Checks.


fit2work National Police History Checks (NPHC) are available to individuals or corporate clients. We offer a 100% online process which draws upon the Digital Versification Service (DVS) to establish identity, and an in-person option via Australia Post.

A large percentage of checks are returned instantly and all 8 police jurisdictions in Australia are interrogated: Federal, NSW, VIC, QLD, SA, NT, WA, TAS. fit2work will allow you to track and manage the status of all of your checks and automatically creates a database that you can search and schedule future refresher checks.

fit2work’s International Criminal History Checks (ICHC) identify felony and/or misdemeanour level conviction records and arrests pending adjudication in the country or countries requested.

Multiple countries based on the applicant’s travel and work history may be selected. For a comprehensive list of the countries we currently check please click here.

fit2work has a direct link to the AHPRA database and we can check each and every clinician’s AHPRA registration on a daily basis. The system will notify you daily of any changes in registration and allow you to maintain a fully equipped and registered workforce.

We have been conducting Employment History checks for 18 years and value the need to ensure a candidates CV adds up. Our fit2work team will ensure details are verified with appropriate officers at the place of past employment.

Only Australian citizens, permanent residents and New Zealand citizens who have entered Australia on a valid passport are able to work in Australia without restriction.

If foreign nationals wish to work in Australia they must obtain an appropriate visa. Via fit2work, the Department of Immigration and Citizenship can provide verification of a foreign national’s current visa status and give comprehensive details of their entitlement to work.

fit2work will verify tertiary qualifications directly with relevant institutions. Verification of the institutes and courses attended, commencement and completion dates and the qualification obtained will be confirmed.

fit2work will access in-depth and predictive credit history reports on millions of consumers in Australia and New Zealand. Where required, this check will provide information on commercial and consumer data.

If an individual is bankrupt or has entered into a personal insolvency agreement they are automatically disqualified from managing corporations or being a director.

fit2work will search the National Personal Insolvency Index (NPI) for details of creditors’ petitions, debt agreements, personal insolvency agreements, bankruptcies, insolvent deceased estates, control orders and authorities in relation to breaches of the Corporations Act.

Australia’s extensive legislation has tightened the net around individuals presenting a risk in regard to money laundering and/or financing terrorism. fit2work’s solution assists in authenticating the identity of individuals and reduces the likelihood of identity theft and fraud. fit2work utilises comprehensive identity databases to electronically confirm identity and ensure AML & CTF compliance.

The fit2work directorship check can help your business understand an individuals’ business history before going into partnership or taking them on as a new director within your company. This check will search for companies the individual is a current director of and companies of which the individual is a past director.

fit2work will conduct a check the ASIC database to ensure your applicant is an AFS Authorised Representative. Any non-AFS licence holders are also unable to offer or advise you about financial products.

fit2work will conduct a check through the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) to ensure that the applicant is an authorised AFS licence holder. Any business or person that offers or advises you about financial product must hold an Australian Financial Services (AFS) licence.

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) oversees banks, credit unions, building societies, life insurance, friendly societies, general insurance and reinsurance companies and most members of the superannuation industry. fit2work will check an individual’s APRA qualification or disqualification from important roles within the Australian authorised deposit-taking, general insurance and superannuation industries due to conviction for an offence involving dishonest conduct or bankruptcy.

fit2work screens AFS disqualified persons, securities representatives and future representatives from the Australian Securities Investment Commission (ASIC) Banned and Disqualified Register. The ASIC register details a person’s disqualification from managing an organisation under the Corporations Act in addition to determining limitations from running corporations, fit2work will also coordinate an advanced personal name search to advise you of previous roles held including an applicant’s commencement and termination dates.

fit2work will conduct a check through Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) to ensure that the applicant is a Credit Representative. Credit representatives are authorised to engage in specified credit activities on behalf of a credit licensee.

fit2work will conduct checks through the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) to confirm a candidate’s credit registration prior to engaging in credit activities under state and territory legislation.

fit2work is a very comprehensive and easy to use system. The turnaround time for results is mostly instantaneous which is excellent as new staff can be employed very quickly and current staff renewals actioned immediately.

We have found fit2work to be simple to use, eliminating many hours of laborious data entry. Very pleased with this system!

Victoria Harris | Human Resources Department
Victoria Harris | Human Resources Department

My experience with fit2work has been an easy transition, the website is easy to use, the immediate response ensures we can start new staff quickly which in retail means we can cover ourselves.
 fit2work is a great tool to use to ensure when hiring new employees, you are getting quality employees.

Industrie Clothing
Industrie Clothing

Engaging fit2work has given us a clear operational advantage over our competitors. The staff are professional and courteous. If you are in need of a reliable and timely company to conduct your pre employment security checks we warmly recommend the team at fit2work.

Geoff Woodham | Recruitment & Field Consultant | Men at Work
Geoff Woodham | Recruitment & Field Consultant | Men at Work

As a customer of fit2work we find them very responsive to our enquiries and communicative about system issues and improvements. fit2work has greatly assisted us in expediting and improving the rigor of our recruitment process.

Emma Clements | GM People & Culture
Emma Clements | GM People & Culture

Our Clients

  • BUPA
  • Chemist Warehouse
  • ALH Group
  • Australian Government – Transport Safety Bureau
  • Monash University
  • BUPA
  • City of Sydney
  • Monash Health
  • Crown
  • CFA
  • Ambulance Victoria
  • City of Stonnington
  • St Vincents Health Australia
  • Legal Aid
  • Allianz
  • Lend Lease
  • Costco Wholesale
  • City of Melbourne
  • DHL
  • medibank
  • NSW Government Health
  • Vision Australia
  • ACT Government
  • Deakin University
  • Lifeline
  • La Trobe University
  • Wilson Security
  • Tabcorp
  • Tasmanian Government
  • North East Health Wangarratta
  • Bank of Queensland
  • Ramsay

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