The state is now managing more than 11,400 active coronavirus cases.
There are 323 COVID patients in Victorian hospitals, 68 of them in intensive care and 29 who require ventilation.
Health officials say virus testers managed to process almost 83,000 results in the 24 hours to Friday evening.
Victoria is now 92 per cent double vaccinated for everyone aged 12 and over.
Victoria recorded 1,206 infections on Friday, with all except three locally acquired, and two deaths.
As of Friday, there were three Omicron cases in Victoria.
Premier Daniel Andrews on Friday also made his first pandemic declaration since controversial new public health laws came into effect.
He confirmed in a statement the mechanism would come into effect at 11.59pm on 15 December, when the current state of emergency expires.
Mr Andrews says consulted with Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton and Health Minister Martin Foley before making the declaration, with Professor Sutton noting the widespread community transmission of COVID-19 in the state and thousands of active cases that require care.
NSW records three deaths and 560 cases
It comes as New South Wales notches a second day with a COVID-19 daily caseload above 500.
The state’s 560 new cases is the highest-daily tally recorded in NSW since 9 October, two days before lockdown lifted.
Three new deaths have also been recorded.
Health authorities are concerned festive season celebrations are driving the spike in cases, and are urging caution.
“The transmission in these types of settings is contributing to the increase in cases,” NSW Health’s Dr Jeremy McAnulty said on Friday.
“We urge people not to attend any of these social functions or venues if you have any symptoms at all, even if mild.”
NSW Health is already battling to contain several large transmission events.
A trivia night at a Sydney pub sparked a new cluster of cases, with at least 46 patrons testing positive for the virus after attending the Oxford Tavern in Petersham on 30 November.
Authorities are also concerned about 140 passengers who embarked on a Sydney Harbour cruise last Friday night which has so far resulted in five cases of the Omicron variant.
The number of people diagnosed with the Omicron variant of COVID-19 in NSW has reached 42.
NSW Health has also issued alerts for the Golden Sheaf Hotel in Double Bay and the Albion Hotel in Parramatta. Woody’s Surf Shack Night Club in Byron Bay has also been linked to at least three cases, while an event at the Coorabell Hall on Saturday night has resulted in 16 cases so far.
There are 150 COVID-19 cases in hospital, with 25 people in intensive care.