This native tree is commonly known as Carol's wattle.
Acacia caroleae is described as a "higher dicot" in the Leguminosae (Caesalpinioideae, mimosoid clade) family.
In the Queensland Nature Conservation Act it is classified as Least Concern. Under the Federal Environment Protection Biodiversity Conservation Act it is not classified.
Recorded next to the Bruce Highway near Howard north of Maryborough. Record from 1975 states that the specimens were planted by the Main Roads Department. Natural presence in Fraser Coast region needs confirmation. More records in Bundaberg region in Cordalba State Forest.
It has been recorded in the Wide Bay district in the Queensland Herbarium Census and is listed as occurring in the Fraser Coast region in Queensland Herbarium Wildlife Online.
Reported at 1 Fraser Coast locality: Aldershot.
Fraser Coast distribution based on unverified field reports.