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

2019 Prize Money $ AUD Prize Money $ USD Prize Money £ GBP % Change vs 2018
Winner $4,100,000.00 $2,943,816 £2,231,231.80 2.50%
Runner-up $2,050,000.00 $1,471,908 £1,115,615.90 2.50%
Semifinal $920,000.00 $660,564 £500,666.65 4.55%
Quarterfinal $460,000.00 $330,282 £250,333.32 4.55%
Round 4 $260,000.00 $186,681 £141,492.75 8.33%
Round 3 $155,000.00 $111,291 £84,351.45 8.77%
Round 2 $105,000.00 $75,390 £57,141.30 16.67%
Round 1 $75,000.00 $53,850 £40,815.22 25.00%

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

Year Australian Open Total Prize Money $ AUD % Change
2001 $13,857,625  
2002 $16,500,000 19.07%
2003 $18,180,000 10.18%
2004 $19,000,000 4.51%
2005 $19,100,000 0.53%
2006 $19,300,000 1.05%
2007 $20,000,000 3.63%
2008 $20,600,000 3.00%
2009 $23,140,000 12.33%
2010 $24,094,000 4.12%
2011 $25,005,635 3.78%
2012 $26,000,000 3.98%
2013 $30,000,000 15.38%
2014 $33,000,000 10.00%
2015 $40,000,000 21.21%
2016 $44,000,000 10.00%
2017 $50,000,000 13.64%
2018 $55,000,000 10.00%
2019 $62,500,000 13.64%

Historical Australian Open 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.

2018

2018 Prize Money $ AUD Prize Money $ USD Prize Money £ GBP % Change vs 2017
Winner $4,000,000.00 $3,245,202 £2,294,446.29 8.11%
Runner-up $2,000,000.00 $1,622,601 £1,147,223.15 5.26%
Semifinal $880,000.00 $713,944 £504,778.18 -2.22%
Quarterfinal $440,000.00 $356,972 £246,201.82 0.00%
Round 4 $240,000.00 $194,712 £137,666.78 9.09%
Round 3 $142,500.00 $115,610 £81,739.65 9.62%
Round 2 $90,000.00 $73,017 £51,625.04 12.50%
Round 1 $60,000.00 $48,678 £34,416.69 20.00%

2017

2017 Prize Money $ AUD Prize Money $ USD Prize Money £ GBP % Change vs 2016
Winner $3,700,000 $2,794,574.60 £2,219,822 8.70%
Runner-up $1,900,000 $1,435,051.82 £1,139,909 11.60%
Semifinal $900,000 $679,761.39 £539,957 20%
Quarterfinal $440,000 $332,327.79 £263,979 17%
Round 4 $220,000 $166,163.90 £131,989 13.70%
Round 3 $130,000 $98,187.76 £77,994 22%
Round 2 $80,000 $60,423.23 £47,996 17%
Round 1 $50,000 $37,764.52 £29,998 30%

Australian Open 2016 Prize Money Breakdown

2016 Prize Money $ AUD Prize Money $ USD Prize Money £ GBP % Change vs 2015
Winner $3,400,000 $2,402,475.40 £1,687,002 9.68%
Runner-up $1,700,000 $1,201,237.70 £843,501 9.68%
Semifinal $750,000 $529,957.81 £372,133 15.38%
Quarterfinal $375,000 $264,978.90 £186,066 10.29%
Round 4 $193,000 $136,375.81 £95,762 10.29%
Round 3 $108,000 $76,313.92 £53,587 10.77%
Round 2 $67,000 $47,342.90 £33,244 11.67%
Round 1 $38,500 $27,204.50 £19,103 11.59%

2015

2015 Prize Money $ AUD Prize Money $ USD Prize Money £ GBP % Change vs 2014
Winner $3,100,000.00 $2,411,800.08 £1,599,257 16.98%
Runner-up $1,550,000.00 $1,205,900.04 £799,629 16.98%
Semifinal $650,000.00 $505,700.02 £335,328 20.37%
Quarterfinal $340,000.00 $264,520.01 £175,402 25.93%
Round 4 $175,000.00 $136,150.00 £90,281 29.63%
Round 3 $97,500.00 $75,855.00 £50,299 30.00%
Round 2 $60,000.00 $46,680.00 £30,953 20.00%
Round 1 $34,500.00 $26,841.00 £17,798 15.00%

2014

2014 Prize Money $ AUD Prize Money $ USD Prize Money £ GBP % Change vs 2013
Winner $2,650,000.00 $2,304,971.17 £1,398,122 9.05%
Runner-up $1,325,000.00 $1,152,485.59 £699,061 9.05%
Semifinal $540,000.00 $469,692.24 £284,900 8.00%
Quarterfinal $270,000.00 $234,846.12 £142,450 8.00%
Round 4 $135,000.00 $117,423.06 £71,225 8.00%
Round 3 $75,000.00 $65,235.03 £39,569 5.63%
Round 2 $50,000.00 $43,490.02 £26,380 9.89%
Round 1 $30,000.00 $26,094.01 £15,828 8.70%

2013

2013 Prize Money $ AUD Prize Money $ USD Prize Money £ GBP % Change vs 2012
Winner $2,430,000.00 $2,530,067.40 £1,461,566 5.65%
Runner-up $1,215,000.00 $1,265,033.70 £730,783 5.65%
Semifinal $500,000.00 $520,590.00 £300,734 14.42%
Quarterfinal $250,000.00 $260,295.00 £150,367 14.42%
Round 4 $125,000.00 $130,147.50 £75,183 14.42%
Round 3 $71,000.00 $73,923.78 £42,704 29.98%
Round 2 $45,500.00 $47,373.69 £27,367 36.64%
Round 1 $27,600.00 $28,736.57 £16,601 38.00%

2012

2012 Prize Money $ AUD Prize Money $ USD Prize Money £ GBP % Change vs 2011
Winner $2,300,000.00 $2,446,050.00 £1,556,789 4.55%
Runner-up $1,150,000.00 $1,223,025.00 £778,394 4.55%
Semifinal $437,000.00 $464,749.50 £295,790 4.05%
Quarterfinal $218,500.00 $232,374.75 £147,895 4.05%
Round 4 $109,250.00 $116,187.38 £73,947 17.47%
Round 3 $54,625.00 $58,093.69 £36,974 0.23%
Round 2 $33,300.00 $35,414.55 £22,540 4.06%
Round 1 $20,000.00 $21,270.00 £13,537 0.00%

2011

2011 Prize Money $ AUD Prize Money $ USD Prize Money £ GBP % Change 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 £744,551 4.76%
Semifinal $420,000.00 $446,670.00 £284,283 5.00%
Quarterfinal $210,000.00 $223,335.00 £142,142 5.00%
Round 4 $93,000.00 $98,905.50 £62,948 4.49%
Round 3 $54,500.00 $57,960.75 £36,889 4.81%
Round 2 $32,000.00 $34,032.00 £21,660 1.59%
Round 1 $20,000.00 $21,270.00 £13,537 2.56%
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