Victorian Farmers Federation president David Jochinke says regional Victoria would benefit from more localised COVID-19 restrictions.
Mr Jochinke, of Murra Warra, said having two categories of 'metropolitan' and 'regional' Victoria was unfairly affecting remote areas with no active COVID-19 cases.
It comes after Victorian Premier Dan Andrews outlined the state's 'roadmap' toward a 'COVID Normal' on Sunday.
"The frustrating part is not getting the different risk profile acknowledged for different areas of the state," Mr Jochinke said.
"It's good that we've been acknowledged that we're different than metro Melbourne, but we can go a lot further than the 'regional' categorisation. That is our feeling."
For regional Victoria to transition to step three and "relative normality", it would require the average daily number of new cases in regional Victoria to be less than five across a 14-day period.
All new cases would also need to have a known source.
Mr Jochinke said tying the fate of every remote area to the case numbers across all of regional Victoria was unfair.
"If the west side of the state doesn't have any cases, or the east side doesn't have any cases, why are we penalising the whole of regional Victoria?" he said.
"It just could be zoned a little differently. Instead of the whole of the state being called regional, maybe carving up the pie a little bit more into LGAs, postcodes or electorates.
"Because at the moment, the core structure disadvantages the areas that have no active cases."
Mr Jochinke said it was getting close to a dire period for some regional businesses.
"If we don't have the ability to have retail trade soon, whole towns are going to lose that capacity," he said.
"Those areas want, and need, to move through to 'COVID Normal' as quickly as possible.
"There's a feeling out there that that isn't happening quick enough for some regions."
Mr Jochinke also said that if restrictions lessened across regional Victoria, the state government needed to ensure people were not leaving areas in stricter lockdown.
"We need to make sure the government is doing their part to check and make sure that if places have restrictions placed on them, people aren't leaving those areas," he said.
"Knowing that almost all of our COVID cases have been imported ... the community transfer is non-existent."
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