Police patrols on the Lincoln Causeway and other locations along the Murray River will remain for at least another month.
Victorian Health Minister Martin Foley said police would stay on the border until the state's 80 per cent double dose targets were hit.
Present projections on them being met range from early November to the middle of the month.
Mr Foley was quizzed on border arrangements in parliament on Wednesday by Benambra MP Bill Tilley.
"We know border communities have undergone 20 months of considerable dislocation," Mr Foley said.
"It has always been about the advice from public health officials who have taken into account the changed nature of risk.
"We look forward to the Victorian, ACT and NSW epidemiological situation improving."
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Mr Tilley said NSW daily cases were dropping and with NSW well ahead of Victorian on the vaccine take-up the risk was fast becoming neglible and visiting police personnel could be better used elsewhere.
"This border barricade has always been a political statement rather than anything that reflects the threat to our region and Victoria in general from the COVID outbreak in Sydney," he said.
"Today, we have 300 Victorian police manning the NSW border, 30 or 40 of which are here in Wodonga.
"It's a waste of resources.
"They are looking the wrong way and all the minister can say is that we are abiding by the national plan.
"He needs to show us where in the national plan it says you have to have police on the borders.
"These police will be on the border for another six weeks at least.
"They would be better off policing their local communities."
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