Friends of the Royal National Park Inc. focuses on the three reserves within the Royal Area of the Metropolitan South-West Region of Parks & Wildlife Group namely : Royal National Park, Heathcote National Park, and Garrawarra State Conservation Area.
The first Planning Meeting to set up the Friends of Royal was in 2009 proceeding through a series of meetings until the first official meeting Friends of Royal happened in 2010. The membership covered a wide range of interests, expertise and contributions to the ideals of the Friends.
In 2011 the FoR (Friends of the RNP Inc) became Incorporated which gave them a stronger sense of purpose and recognition. There were 50 Foundation Members.