Teens are 12 to 18 young adults

Children and adolescents

federal statedefinitionBurgenland

Young people: people under 18 years

Married, civil servants and military servants - including those under the age of 18 - are considered adults.

Carinthia

Children: people under 14 years
Teenagers: people between 14 and 18 years of age

Married, civil servants and military servants under the age of 18 are considered adults.

Lower Austria

Young people: people under 18 years

Married, civil servants and military servants - including those under the age of 18 - are considered adults.

Upper Austria

Teenagers: people under 18 years

Married, civil servants and military servants under the age of 18 are considered adults.

Salzburg

Children: people under 12 years
Teenagers: people between 12 and 18 years

Married, civil servants and military servants under the age of 18 are considered adults.

Styria

Children: people under 14 years
Teenagers: people between 14 and 18 years of age

TyrolChildren: people under 14 years
Teenagers: people between 14 and 18 yearsVorarlberg

Children: people under 14 years
Teenagers:
people between 14 and 18 years

The youth protection regulations do not apply to young people in the armed forces and community service.

Vienna

Young people: people under 18 years

Married, civil servants and military servants - including those under the age of 18 - are considered adults.