Sydney mother receives parking fine from Revenue NSW as she gives birth
A mother has recalled her shock at receiving a parking fine for going over the time limit by just a few minutes while she was in labour.
The $120 fine was aimed at Greg Earl, who drove his wife Carly to a Sydney hospital to give birth to their daughter Hazel.
After contesting the fine, the Marrickville couple received a letter from Revenue NSW telling them it would not be waived.
“We thought it was laughable. We thought there was absolutely no way a contested fine involving a working person would be thrown out,” Carly told 9News.
“There’s no one on the planet whose partner I could imagine excusing themselves to go move their car in that situation.”
Carly (pictured) and her husband Greg, from Marrickville in Sydney, were fined $120 for exceeding the parking time limit while Carly gave birth.
The couple received a rude shock when they received the fine in the mail a few weeks after Ms Earl gave birth.
They asked for the fine to be waived, but their plea fell on deaf ears.
“We note your comments that your wife was in labor and you were unable to leave to pay for additional parking, but we are unable to waive the fine,” Revenue NSW told them.
At the precise time the fine was written by the inspector, Ms Earl said she was either in late labor or had just given birth.
“No one on the planet could imagine their partner having to excuse themselves to go move their car in that situation,” she said.
A few weeks after moving their new daughter Hazel (pictured) home, they received a letter from Revenue NSW informing them of the fine.
The couple have since received a voicemail from Revenue NSW apologizing for the saga and announcing the fine would be waived.
As the drama surrounding the fine unfolded, Hazel settled into her new home.
Despite a few scary moments at the hospital where his heart rate slowed, Carly said the newborn is now doing well.
“There were a few moments that were a little scary, his heart rate dropped, there are certain elements of the job that are unpredictable.”
Daily Mail Australia has contacted Revenue NSW for comment.
Greg (pictured with his two daughters) was shocked to be fined while in the hospital delivery room for the birth of baby Hazel.