This native shrub is commonly known as sandfly zieria.
Zieria smithii is described as a "dicot" in the Rutaceae 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.
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 21 Fraser Coast localities: Bauple, Bauple Forest, Booral, Burrum Heads, Craignish, Doongul, Duckinwilla, Dundowran, Dundowran Beach, Glenwood, Kawungan, K'gari, Mount Urah, Nikenbah, St Mary, Takura, Teddington, Tinnanbar, Tuan Forest, Urangan, Urraween.
Fraser Coast distribution based on unverified field reports.