An unexpected intervention by the Victorian Greens could help get the Andrews government's extended state of emergency bill over the line.

Greens leader Samantha Ratnam is set to return to Parliament on Tuesday and vote for the government's bill, extending the power for a further six months and allowing the government to declare a state of emergency in rolling four-week blocks.

Victorian Greens leader Samantha Ratnam.Credit:Justin McManus

The bill looked like it might have been in trouble with Labor struggling to secure enough crossbench votes to pass State Parliament's upper house.

But Ms Ratnam's intervention puts Health Minister Jenny Mikakos in a much stronger position to overcome the opposition of Coalition MPs and push her legislation through.

More to come.

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