Australian Open Prize Money 2019

No surprises for 2019 as the Australian Open has increased prize money to record levels, this time around with the focus on those players beaten in the early rounds of the tournament in a bid to fight corruption.

The total prize fund is up 14% on 2018 at $62.5m Australian dollars (£44.2m) and the Singles Champions will each receive A$4.1m (£2.3m). First-round losers will earn A$75,000 (£41k).

Check out the full Australian Open 2019 prize money break down below.

Prize Money Breakdown for the Australian Open 2019

2019Prize Money $ AUDPrize Money $ USDPrize Money £ GBPYear on Year Increase vs 2018
Winner$4,100,000.00$2,943,816£2,231,231.802.50%
Runner-up$2,050,000.00$1,471,908£1,115,615.902.50%
Semifinal$920,000.00$660,564£500,666.654.55%
Quarterfinal$460,000.00$330,282£250,333.324.55%
Round 4$260,000.00$186,681£141,492.758.33%
Round 3$155,000.00$111,291£84,351.458.77%
Round 2$105,000.00$75,390£57,141.3016.67%
Round 1$75,000.00$53,850£40,815.2225.00%

Australian Open Prize Money 2019 Facts:

  • First round doubles teams will earn $21,000 up 13.51 percent
  • First round qualifiers earn double 2018 with $15,000
  • First-round main draw singles $75,000 up 25 percent on 2018
  • $105,000 for reaching the second round, up from $90,000 in 2018
  • Australian Open 2019 singles champions will take home $4.1 million
  • In 2019, the total Australian Open prize purse is $62,500,000, up 14 per cent on AO 2018
  • Australian Open prize money has increased by more than 351 percent or $48.6m in the 20 years since 2001, when it was $13.9m
  • There has been a $22.5m increase since 2015 (five years)
  • Prize money has increased 159 percent since 2011 (10 years).

Australian Open Prize Money History

YearAustralian Open Total Prize Money $ AUDYear on Year % Increase
2001$13,857,625 
2002$16,500,00019.07%
2003$18,180,00010.18%
2004$19,000,0004.51%
2005$19,100,0000.53%
2006$19,300,0001.05%
2007$20,000,0003.63%
2008$20,600,0003.00%
2009$23,140,00012.33%
2010$24,094,0004.12%
2011$25,005,6353.78%
2012$26,000,0003.98%
2013$30,000,00015.38%
2014$33,000,00010.00%
2015$40,000,00021.21%
2016$44,000,00010.00%
2017$50,000,00013.64%
2018$55,000,00010.00%
2019$62,500,00013.64%

Historical Prize Money Breakdown From Previous Years

Conversions to GBP and USD are based on the closing exchange price on the day of the final that year. So, for example, USD : AUD at the close of play on 28th January 2018.

Australian Open 2018 Prize Money Breakdown

2018Prize Money $ AUDPrize Money $ USDPrize Money £ GBPYear on Year Increase
Winner$4,000,000.00$3,245,202£2,294,446.298.11%
Runner-up$2,000,000.00$1,622,601£1,147,223.155.26%
Semifinal$880,000.00$713,944£504,778.18-2.22%
Quarterfinal$440,000.00$356,972£246,201.820.00%
Round 4$240,000.00$194,712£137,666.789.09%
Round 3$142,500.00$115,610£81,739.659.62%
Round 2$90,000.00$73,017£51,625.0412.50%
Round 1$60,000.00$48,678£34,416.6920.00%

Australian Open 2017 Prize Money Breakdown

2017Prize Money $ AUDPrize Money $ USDPrize Money £ GBPYear on Year Increase vs 2016
Winner$3,700,000$2,794,574.60£2,219,8228.70%
Runner-up$1,900,000$1,435,051.82£1,139,90911.60%
Semifinal$900,000$679,761.39£539,95720%
Quarterfinal$440,000$332,327.79£263,97917%
Round 4$220,000$166,163.90£131,98913.70%
Round 3$130,000$98,187.76£77,99422%
Round 2$80,000$60,423.23£47,99617%
Round 1$50,000$37,764.52£29,99830%

Australian Open 2016 Prize Money Breakdown

2016Prize Money $ AUDPrize Money $ USDPrize Money £ GBPYear on Year Increase vs 2015
Winner$3,400,000$2,402,475.40£1,687,0029.68%
Runner-up$1,700,000$1,201,237.70£843,5019.68%
Semifinal$750,000$529,957.81£372,13315.38%
Quarterfinal$375,000$264,978.90£186,06610.29%
Round 4$193,000$136,375.81£95,76210.29%
Round 3$108,000$76,313.92£53,58710.77%
Round 2$67,000$47,342.90£33,24411.67%
Round 1$38,500$27,204.50£19,10311.59%

Australian Open 2015 Prize Money Breakdown

2015Prize Money $ AUDPrize Money $ USDPrize Money £ GBPYear on Year Increase vs 2014
Winner$3,100,000.00$2,411,800.08£1,599,25716.98%
Runner-up$1,550,000.00$1,205,900.04£799,62916.98%
Semifinal$650,000.00$505,700.02£335,32820.37%
Quarterfinal$340,000.00$264,520.01£175,40225.93%
Round 4$175,000.00$136,150.00£90,28129.63%
Round 3$97,500.00$75,855.00£50,29930.00%
Round 2$60,000.00$46,680.00£30,95320.00%
Round 1$34,500.00$26,841.00£17,79815.00%

Australian Open 2014 Prize Money Breakdown

2014Prize Money $ AUDPrize Money $ USDPrize Money £ GBPYear on Year Increase vs 2013
Winner$2,650,000.00$2,304,971.17£1,398,1229.05%
Runner-up$1,325,000.00$1,152,485.59£699,0619.05%
Semifinal$540,000.00$469,692.24£284,9008.00%
Quarterfinal$270,000.00$234,846.12£142,4508.00%
Round 4$135,000.00$117,423.06£71,2258.00%
Round 3$75,000.00$65,235.03£39,5695.63%
Round 2$50,000.00$43,490.02£26,3809.89%
Round 1$30,000.00$26,094.01£15,8288.70%

Australian Open 2013 Prize Money Breakdown

2013Prize Money $ AUDPrize Money $ USDPrize Money £ GBPYear on Year Increase vs 2012
Winner$2,430,000.00$2,530,067.40£1,461,5665.65%
Runner-up$1,215,000.00$1,265,033.70£730,7835.65%
Semifinal$500,000.00$520,590.00£300,73414.42%
Quarterfinal$250,000.00$260,295.00£150,36714.42%
Round 4$125,000.00$130,147.50£75,18314.42%
Round 3$71,000.00$73,923.78£42,70429.98%
Round 2$45,500.00$47,373.69£27,36736.64%
Round 1$27,600.00$28,736.57£16,60138.00%

Australian Open 2012 Prize Money Breakdown

2012Prize Money $ AUDPrize Money $ USDPrize Money £ GBPYear on Year Increase vs 2011
Winner$2,300,000.00$2,446,050.00£1,556,7894.55%
Runner-up$1,150,000.00$1,223,025.00£778,3944.55%
Semifinal$437,000.00$464,749.50£295,7904.05%
Quarterfinal$218,500.00$232,374.75£147,8954.05%
Round 4$109,250.00$116,187.38£73,94717.47%
Round 3$54,625.00$58,093.69£36,9740.23%
Round 2$33,300.00$35,414.55£22,5404.06%
Round 1$20,000.00$21,270.00£13,5370.00%

Australian Open 2011 Prize Money Breakdown

2011Prize Money $ AUDPrize Money $ USDPrize Money £ GBPYear on Year Increase vs 2010
Winner$2,200,000.00$2,339,700.00£1,489,102-0.01%
Runner-up$1,100,000.00$1,169,850.00£744,5514.76%
Semifinal$420,000.00$446,670.00£284,2835.00%
Quarterfinal$210,000.00$223,335.00£142,1425.00%
Round 4$93,000.00$98,905.50£62,9484.49%
Round 3$54,500.00$57,960.75£36,8894.81%
Round 2$32,000.00$34,032.00£21,6601.59%
Round 1$20,000.00$21,270.00£13,5372.56%
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