Premier Daniel Andrews says will follow a different path coming out of COVID-19 restrictions than metropolitan Melbourne.
Mr Andrews made the announcement at his daily press conference.
The plans for reopening the state will be released on Sunday.
Mr Andrews said he believed different rules would apply in regional Victoria than Melbourne, due to the low case numbers and the success of the strategies in regional areas.
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"That'll be based on case numbers, the science, the evidence, the best medical advice," he said.
There are 2519 active COVID-19 cases across the state, of which 139 are in regional Victoria.
The government was consulting with industry, unions and other organisations, which Mr Andrews said would give the government the ability to provide a clearer picture of what the months ahead would look like.
"It's about a steady and safe easing out of these rules, and finding a new normal we can lock in for many, many months," Mr Andrews said.
Mr Andrews said Greater Bendigo had eight active cases.
Seventy new COVID-19 cases have been recorded in Victoria since yesterday, the lowest number of new cases since July 4.
Five more deaths have been recorded, although two occurred before Monday.
All were connected to aged care
More than 2.23 million test results have now been received, an increase of 10,153 since yesterday.
Chief Health Officer Professor Brett Sutton said this testing number was too low, and stressed the importance of testing.
He said low case numbers could cause complacency and lead people to believe they did not need to get tested, but testing was the pathway out of the crisis.
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If someone was infected but didn't know, Professor Sutton said, they could continue to spread the virus in the community.
He said cases would persist and accelerate if they could not find the "hidden" cases.
Professor Sutton said anyone with any symptoms compatible with COVID-19 - including fever, a runny nose, sore throat, loss of smell or taste, among others - needed to get a test.
Mr Andrews said the tests were being processed very quickly and some people were receiving their results on the same day.
Currently, there are 4327 cases of coronavirus for which the source of infection is unknown.
There are 421 people in hospital, of which 20 are receiving intensive care and seven are on ventilators.
Among healthcare workers, there are 352 active cases.
"Those numbers continue to fall, that's very pleasing," Mr Andrews said.
Note: A previous version of this story stated there were no new cases of coronavirus in Greater Bendigo, which is not accurate. The story has been updated to reflect this.
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