Besides being reunited with your child, this visa provides many other benefits for the parent if the visa is granted. For example, you can work and study in Australia, you can also enroll in Australia’s public health care scheme, Medicare. Other benefits included are that you can sponsor other family members to come to Australia, and you can travel to and from Australia for five years. If you want to travel after the initial 5-year travel facility, you need to apply for and be granted a Resident Return visa. With RRV, you can re-enter Australia as a permanent resident.
Since this visa lets you stay in Australia indefinitely, if eligible, you can apply for Australian citizenship. If you become an Australian citizen, you don’t need a visa to enter Australia. You will need to apply for an Australian passport and use it to leave and re-enter Australia.