A driver must not move into the path of an approaching police or emergency vehicle displaying a flashing blue or red light (whether or not it is also displaying other lights) or sounding an alarm. If you are in the path of a vehicle like this, you must move out of its path as soon as you can do so safely.
A driver must give way to a police or emergency vehicle displaying a flashing blue or red light (whether or not it is also displaying other lights) or sounding an alarm. If you are stopped you must remain stationary until it is safe to proceed, or in any other case slow down, and if necessary stop, to avoid a collision.
This rule applies despite any other rule that would otherwise require the driver of a police or emergency vehicle to give way to you.
Reduced speed limits may apply driving around stationary or slow-moving emergency or enforcement vehicles that are displaying flashing red, blue or magenta lights, or sounding their alarm. Find out more in the section on speed limits around emergency vehicles.
Modern, quiet cars often make it difficult to hear alarms from a distance, so it’s important to keep an eye on your mirrors and know what is happening around you. If you do find yourself in the path of an emergency vehicle, don’t put yourself and others at risk by reacting impulsively.
Check around you for other vehicles and pedestrians and move out of the way as quickly and safely as possible. Remember to help out other drivers who may have to give way to emergency vehicles and give them space when needed.
For more information see the Victorian Road Safety Road Rules rules 78 and 79.