Premier Daniel Andrews has hinted regional Victoria could jump two steps ahead on the roadmap, but said that discussion is "not for today".
There were seven new cases reported in regional local government areas in the past 24 hours.
Though, the total case number hasn't shifted from 82, with a number of people in regional Victoria recovering from the virus.
The first key benchmark in advancing to the 'third step' of the government's roadmap out of restriction was a rolling 14-day average of five new cases a day.
Today's 14-day average for regional Victoria is five.
Mr Andrews said although regional Victoria was tracking in the right direction, it was too early to put timeframes on a further easing of restrictions.
"(Regional Victoria) is on the cusp of those targets. Now, community transmission is obviously an issue as well. You have to make sure you haven't got any of those cases, but regional Victoria will be able to take at least a step and maybe two quite soon," Mr Andrews said.
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"But we've also got to be ready for that, with workplace safety plans, with all the enforcement that will have to go on to make sure that we're not, again, for the purposes of being popular letting people go back to something approaching COVID normal in regional Victoria, only two weeks later to find that we've got cases (and) we've got a problem.
"That's the really difficult balance here and the tail of this is stubborn.
"What I do today, I and the rest of Victoria, won't see the impact, or potentially the problem of, for 10-to-14 days."
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The other criteria regiona Victoria needs to meet to advance to the 'third step' is zero mystery cases.
There are 10 active cases in the regions with an unknown source, although there have not yet been any timeframes on when these were confirmed.
As of Wednesday morning, there were three active cases in Horsham.
There are no active cases in any other shires in the Wimmera, the Northern Grampians or Ararat.
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