Brothers Shot By Police On NSW-Victoria Border Were Being Watched

Two men shot by police near the Victoria-NSW border were being watched by counter-terrorism detectives after converting to Islam while in prison.

Officers tried to pull over the brothers, aged 19 and 30, near a camping ground at Barnawartha North about 3pm on Wednesday.

The men, who are believed to have links to outlaw motorcycle gangs, rammed the police car and lunged at the officers with a knife and a tomahawk.

It's also been revealed the siblings are from South Australia, and are the sons of infamous criminal Rodney Clavell.

Their father took his own life during a 13 hour police siege in Adelaide's CBD in 2014, where four women were held hostage.

The brothers were shot by police and taken to Albury Hospital with serious injuries.

The 30-year-old was later flown to Melbourne.

Victoria Police Acting Assistant Commissioner Clive Rust said officers had begun pursuing the brothers at the request of counter-terrorism detectives in the area.

NSW Corrective services has confirmed the rwo men were not radicalised while serving time in a NSW prison.

"We can confirm the two offenders were not radicalised while in a NSW prison," CSNSW spokeswoman said.

"As the incident is a matter for Victoria Police, it would be inappropriate to comment further."

The pair had recently relocated to Victoria from NSW, and the counter-terrorism detectives wanted to speak with them as part of "standard procedure".