Australian Open Prize Money 2022

The first Grand Slam of the year in Melbourne will see players compete for a new all-time high prize money pool as the Australian Open has just announced AUD $75 million in prize money for 2022.

This represents a 4.90% increase compared to last years pandemic impacted and delayed tournament. While 12 months ago, there was a strong focus on increasing prize money for qualifying and early-round losers, in 2022 the latter stages see the biggest pay increases.

For example, the 2022 Australian Open Champion this year will receive $2,875,000, a 4.55% increase from last year. The runner up receives $1,575,000 which is a 5% increase.

The early round losers see smaller % increases, with first-round losers bagging themselves just 3% more than 2021 with $103,000.

You can check out the full Australian Open 2022 prize money breakdown below. The amounts have also been converted from Australian dollars into USD and GBP to give a comparison for US and UK readers.

The amounts are currently the mid-market exchange rate at today's rate but will be updated to that of the day of the final when the tournament is complete.

Prize Money Breakdown for the Australian Open 2022

Singles

2022 Prize Money $ AUD Prize Money $ USD Prize Money £ GBP % Change vs 2021
Winner $2,875,000 $2,071,064 $1,602,037 4.55%
Runner-up $1,575,000 $1,134,583 $877,638 5.00%
Semifinal $895,000 $644,731 $498,721 5.29%
Quarterfinal $538,500 $387,919 $300,069 2.57%
Round 4 $328,000 $236,281 $182,772 2.50%
Round 3 $221,000 $159,202 $123,148 2.79%
Round 2 $154,000 $110,937 $85,813 2.67%
Round 1 $103,000 $74,198 $57,395 3.00%
Q3 $53,500 $38,540 $29,812 1.90%
Q2 $35,500 $25,573 $19,782 1.43%
Q1 $25,250 $18,189 $14,070 1.00%

Doubles

2022 Prize Money $ AUD Prize Money $ USD Prize Money £ GBP % Change vs 2021
Winner $675,000 $486,250 £356,026 12.50%
Runner-up $360,000 $259,333 £189,881 5.88%
Semifinal $205,000 $147,676 £108,126 2.50%
Quarterfinal $113,000 $81,402 £59,601 2.73%
Round 3 $65,250 $47,004 £34,416 0.38%
Round 2 $45,100 $32,489 £23,788 0.22%
Round 1 $30,050 $21,647 £15,850 0.17%

Mixed Doubles

2022 Prize Money $ AUD Prize Money $ USD Prize Money £ GBP % Change vs 2021
Winner $154,500 $110,916 £81,582 3.00%
Runner-up $87,550 $62,853 £46,230 3.00%
Semifinal $46,350 $33,275 £24,475 3.00%
Quarterfinal $24,750 $17,768 £13,069 3.13%
Round 2 $12,350 $8,866 £6,521 2.92%
Round 1 $6,450 $4,630 £3,406 3.20%

Australian Open Prize Money 2022 Quick Facts

  • First-round qualifiers will earn $24k AUD which is down 4% on 2021
  • The total Australian Open prize purse for 2022 is $74 million, up 4.90% per cent on 2021
  • First-round main draw singles take home $103k, up 3% on 2021
  • Prize money has tripled (199% increase) from $25 million in 2011
  • Singles champions will take home $2.875 million AUD.

Australian Open Total Prize Money History

Year Total Prize Money % Change
2022 $75,000,000 4.90%
2021 $71,500,000 0.70%
2020 $71,000,000 13.60%
2019 $62,500,000 13.64%
2018 $55,000,000 10.00%
2017 $50,000,000 13.64%
2016 $44,000,000 10.00%
2015 $40,000,000 21.21%
2014 $33,000,000 10.00%
2013 $30,000,000 15.38%
2012 $26,000,000 3.98%
2011 $25,005,635 3.78%
2010 $24,094,000 4.12%
2009 $23,140,000 12.33%
2008 $20,600,000 3.00%
2007 $20,000,000 3.63%
2006 $19,300,000 1.05%
2005 $19,100,000 0.53%
2004 $19,000,000 4.51%
2003 $18,180,000 10.18%
2002 $16,500,000 19.07%
2001 $13,857,625  

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.

2021

Singles

2021 Prize Money $ AUD Prize Money $ USD Prize Money £ GBP % Change vs 2020
Winner $2,750,000 $2,138,125 $1,396,425 -33.25%
Runner-up $1,500,000 $1,166,250 $761,686 -27.36%
Semifinal $850,000 $660,875 $431,622 -18.27%
Quarterfinal $525,000 $408,188 $266,590 0.00%
Round 4 $320,000 $248,800 $162,493 6.67%
Round 3 $215,000 $167,163 $109,175 19.44%
Round 2 $150,000 $116,625 $76,169 17.19%
Round 1 $100,000 $77,750 $50,779 11.11%
Q3 $52,500 $40,819 $26,659 5.00%
Q2 $35,000 $27,213 $17,773 7.69%
Q1 $25,000 $19,438 $12,695 25.00%

Doubles

2021 Prize Money $ AUD Prize Money $ USD Prize Money £ GBP % Change vs 2020
Winner $600,000 $466,638 £335,156 -21.05%
Runner-up $340,000 $264,428 £189,922 -10.53%
Semifinal $200,000 $155,546 £111,719 0.00%
Quarterfinal $110,000 $85,550 £61,445 0.00%
Round 3 $65,000 $50,552 £36,309 4.84%
Round 2 $45,000 $34,998 £25,137 18.42%
Round 1 $30,000 $23,332 £16,758 20.00%

Mixed Doubles

2021 Prize Money $ AUD Prize Money $ USD Prize Money £ GBP % Change vs 2020
Winner $150,000 $115,275 £65,956 -21.05%
Runner-up $85,000 $65,323 £37,375 -15.00%
Semifinal $45,000 $34,583 £19,787 -10.00%
Quarterfinal $24,000 $18,444 £10,553 0.00%
Round 2 $12,000 $9,222 £5,276 0.00%
Round 1 $6,250 $4,803 £2,748 0.00%

2020

Singles

2020 Prize Money $ AUD Prize Money $ USD Prize Money £ GBP % Change vs 2019
Winner $4,120,000 $2,757,624 £2,092,098 0.49%
Runner-up $2,065,000 $1,382,158 £1,048,588 0.73%
Semifinal $1,040,000 $696,099 £528,102 13.04%
Quarterfinal $525,000 $351,396 £266,590 14.13%
Round 4 $300,000 $200,798 £152,337 15.38%
Round 3 $180,000 $120,479 £91,402 16.13%
Round 2 $128,000 $85,674 £64,997 21.90%
Round 1 $90,000 $60,239 £45,701 20.00%
Q3 $50,000 $33,466 £25,390 25.00%
Q2 $32,500 $21,753 £16,503 30.00%
Q1 $20,000 $13,387 £10,156 33.33%

Doubles

2020 Prize Money $ AUD Prize Money $ USD Prize Money £ GBP % Change vs 2019
Winner $760,000 $508,688 £385,921 1.33%
Runner-up $380,000 $254,344 £192,960 1.33%
Semifinal $200,000 $133,865 £101,558 5.26%
Quarterfinal $110,000 $73,626 £55,857 10.00%
Round 3 $62,000 $41,498 £31,483 12.73%
Round 2 $38,000 $25,434 £19,296 16.92%
Round 1 $25,000 $16,733 £12,695 19.05%

Mixed Doubles

2020 Prize Money $ AUD Prize Money $ USD Prize Money £ GBP % Change vs 2019
Winner $190,000 $127,172 £96,480 2.70%
Runner-up $100,000 $66,933 £50,779 5.26%
Semifinal $50,000 $33,466 £25,390 5.26%
Quarterfinal $24,000 $16,064 £12,187 4.35%
Round 2 $12,000 $8,032 £6,093 4.35%
Round 1 $6,250 $4,183 £3,174 5.04%

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%

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%

2016

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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