A Pest Risk Analysis and a Pest-Specific Contingency Plan developed through this project will put Australia in good stead to deal with potential incursions of exotic strains of the potato late blight pathogen Phytophthora infestans. This is the first pest-specific National response plan for the Australian potato industry. Specific recommendations to the industry to raise awareness and preparedness for potential incursions include simulated incursion responses, development of national diagnostic protocols and surveillance programs to increase the likelihood of early detection of new strains and provide base-line data for pest-free area status to support market access.