This introduced groundcover is commonly known as Asian copperleaf.
Reported at 0 Fraser Coast localities: .
It has been recorded in the Wide Bay district in the Queensland Herbarium Census but is not listed as occurring in the Fraser Coast region in Queensland Herbarium Wildlife Online.
In the Queensland Nature Conservation Act this taxon is not classified as it is not native to Queensland.
Under the Federal Environment Protection Biodiversity Conservation Act it is not classified.
Acalypha australis is described as a "higher dicot" in the Euphorbiaceae family.
Fraser Coast distribution based on unverified field reports.