The Governor General of Australia, David Hurley, welcomed Princess Astrid of Belgium to Australia today, October 23, 2023. Both the Delegations reflected their long-term and closed relationship.

The Governor General of Australia, David Hurley, extended his pleasure and gratitude to Princess Astrid. He emphasised Australia and Belgium’s long and close-grounded relationship, with shared values and historical links.


The delegations also discussed enhancing their partnership and initiating active collaboration through trade, investment, culture and tourism.

The Royal Highness is leading a trade mission to Australia to grow those links. The Governor-General and Mrs Hurley were delighted to welcome members to Admiralty House as they began their time in Australia.

Reportedly, the Nonprofit Organisation Oncidium Foundation was also pleasured to meet and honoured to meet the High Royal Princess Astrid of Belgium Yesterday, October 22, 2023.

The Organisation introduced the Oncidium Foundation to Princess Astrid of Belgium during the economic mission in Australia.

“Her enthusiasm for our mission to make Radiotheranostics therapies accessible to all, regardless of financial means or origins, was truly inspiring,” the Ostidium Foundation remarked.

Transurb’s rail simulation experts were honoured to welcome Princess Astrid of Belgium. Ahead of a Belgian mission to Australia and a visit to one of our subsidiary’s customers, the Princess discovered the immersive technologies for training train and metro drivers.


The simulators enable rail operators to train their teams more efficiently and safely without using rolling stock and track. This technological expertise in rail simulation exemplifies our contribution to greener mobility.

They highlighted that this was the occasion for Princess Astrid to discover a Belgian world leader in rail simulators and discuss the importance of innovation in modern training.

Princess Astrid graciously participated in a hands-on demonstration with Transurb train simulators. She experienced firsthand the immersive and realistic training environment we offer our clients in the world’s four corners.

Team Transurb were honoured to host her and look forward to the success of her mission in Australia this month.