A native of New South Wales and Queensland from the Burnett area down to the Sydney Plain and extending inland from the north and central coasts, the northern tableland and north west and central west slopes and northern plain of NSW and the corresponding areas of Queensland. It is an evergreen small tree/shrub growing in an open sunny position. It is not fussy about soils and will tolerate frost and drought.
A small tree or tall shrub with slightly fissured bark; the leaves (phyllodes) are elliptic to narrowly elliptic, straight to falcate (sickle shaped) 7 - 18 cm long with 3 or more longitudinal veins prominent; the flowers are usually held in pairs in the leaf axils, are rod shaped and pale yellow; the fruit are pods constricted between each seed and are twisted or curled. This plant is often confused with Acacia concurrens as it has an overlapping habitat except that it extends inland