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Other Comprehensive Income (Loss) - Schedule of changes in accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) (Details)

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Other Comprehensive Income (Loss) - Schedule of changes in accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) (Details) (USD $)
In Millions, unless otherwise specified
3 Months Ended 6 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2015
Mar. 31, 2014
Mar. 31, 2015
Mar. 31, 2014
Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss), before Tax [Roll Forward]        
Balance at the beginning of the period     $ (52.2)us-gaap_AccumulatedOtherComprehensiveIncomeLossNetOfTax  
Other comprehensive income before reclassifications        
Before tax amount     (65.1)us-gaap_OtherComprehensiveIncomeLossBeforeReclassificationsBeforeTax 12.2us-gaap_OtherComprehensiveIncomeLossBeforeReclassificationsBeforeTax
Tax expense     2.5us-gaap_OtherComprehensiveIncomeLossTax (1.0)us-gaap_OtherComprehensiveIncomeLossTax
After tax amount     (62.6)us-gaap_OtherComprehensiveIncomeLossBeforeReclassificationsNetOfTax 11.2us-gaap_OtherComprehensiveIncomeLossBeforeReclassificationsNetOfTax
Amounts reclassified from accumulated other comprehensive income(1)     3.5us-gaap_ReclassificationFromAccumulatedOtherComprehensiveIncomeCurrentPeriodNetOfTax [1] 0.8us-gaap_ReclassificationFromAccumulatedOtherComprehensiveIncomeCurrentPeriodNetOfTax [1]
Total changes in other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax (39.3)us-gaap_OtherComprehensiveIncomeLossNetOfTax 0.7us-gaap_OtherComprehensiveIncomeLossNetOfTax (59.1)us-gaap_OtherComprehensiveIncomeLossNetOfTax 12.0us-gaap_OtherComprehensiveIncomeLossNetOfTax
Balance at the end of the period (111.2)us-gaap_AccumulatedOtherComprehensiveIncomeLossNetOfTax   (111.2)us-gaap_AccumulatedOtherComprehensiveIncomeLossNetOfTax  
Pension and Postretirement        
Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss), before Tax [Roll Forward]        
Balance at the beginning of the period     (46.0)us-gaap_AccumulatedOtherComprehensiveIncomeLossNetOfTax
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(33.0)us-gaap_AccumulatedOtherComprehensiveIncomeLossNetOfTax
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Other comprehensive income before reclassifications        
Before tax amount     0us-gaap_OtherComprehensiveIncomeLossBeforeReclassificationsBeforeTax
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2.4us-gaap_OtherComprehensiveIncomeLossBeforeReclassificationsBeforeTax
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Tax expense     0us-gaap_OtherComprehensiveIncomeLossTax
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(0.7)us-gaap_OtherComprehensiveIncomeLossTax
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After tax amount     0us-gaap_OtherComprehensiveIncomeLossBeforeReclassificationsNetOfTax
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1.7us-gaap_OtherComprehensiveIncomeLossBeforeReclassificationsNetOfTax
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Amounts reclassified from accumulated other comprehensive income(1)     1.8us-gaap_ReclassificationFromAccumulatedOtherComprehensiveIncomeCurrentPeriodNetOfTax
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[1] 1.4us-gaap_ReclassificationFromAccumulatedOtherComprehensiveIncomeCurrentPeriodNetOfTax
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[1]
Total changes in other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax     1.8us-gaap_OtherComprehensiveIncomeLossNetOfTax
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3.1us-gaap_OtherComprehensiveIncomeLossNetOfTax
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Balance at the end of the period (44.2)us-gaap_AccumulatedOtherComprehensiveIncomeLossNetOfTax
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(29.9)us-gaap_AccumulatedOtherComprehensiveIncomeLossNetOfTax
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(44.2)us-gaap_AccumulatedOtherComprehensiveIncomeLossNetOfTax
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(29.9)us-gaap_AccumulatedOtherComprehensiveIncomeLossNetOfTax
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Currency Translation        
Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss), before Tax [Roll Forward]        
Balance at the beginning of the period     (4.9)us-gaap_AccumulatedOtherComprehensiveIncomeLossNetOfTax
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31.4us-gaap_AccumulatedOtherComprehensiveIncomeLossNetOfTax
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Other comprehensive income before reclassifications        
Before tax amount     (56.5)us-gaap_OtherComprehensiveIncomeLossBeforeReclassificationsBeforeTax
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8.5us-gaap_OtherComprehensiveIncomeLossBeforeReclassificationsBeforeTax
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Tax expense     0us-gaap_OtherComprehensiveIncomeLossTax
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0us-gaap_OtherComprehensiveIncomeLossTax
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After tax amount     (56.5)us-gaap_OtherComprehensiveIncomeLossBeforeReclassificationsNetOfTax
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8.5us-gaap_OtherComprehensiveIncomeLossBeforeReclassificationsNetOfTax
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Amounts reclassified from accumulated other comprehensive income(1)     0us-gaap_ReclassificationFromAccumulatedOtherComprehensiveIncomeCurrentPeriodNetOfTax
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[1] 0us-gaap_ReclassificationFromAccumulatedOtherComprehensiveIncomeCurrentPeriodNetOfTax
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[1]
Total changes in other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax     (56.5)us-gaap_OtherComprehensiveIncomeLossNetOfTax
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8.5us-gaap_OtherComprehensiveIncomeLossNetOfTax
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Balance at the end of the period (61.4)us-gaap_AccumulatedOtherComprehensiveIncomeLossNetOfTax
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39.9us-gaap_AccumulatedOtherComprehensiveIncomeLossNetOfTax
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(61.4)us-gaap_AccumulatedOtherComprehensiveIncomeLossNetOfTax
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39.9us-gaap_AccumulatedOtherComprehensiveIncomeLossNetOfTax
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Net Unrealized Gain (Loss) on Derivative Instruments        
Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss), before Tax [Roll Forward]        
Balance at the beginning of the period     (1.3)us-gaap_AccumulatedOtherComprehensiveIncomeLossNetOfTax
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0.2us-gaap_AccumulatedOtherComprehensiveIncomeLossNetOfTax
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Other comprehensive income before reclassifications        
Before tax amount     (8.5)us-gaap_OtherComprehensiveIncomeLossBeforeReclassificationsBeforeTax
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1.2us-gaap_OtherComprehensiveIncomeLossBeforeReclassificationsBeforeTax
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Tax expense     2.5us-gaap_OtherComprehensiveIncomeLossTax
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(0.3)us-gaap_OtherComprehensiveIncomeLossTax
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After tax amount     (6.0)us-gaap_OtherComprehensiveIncomeLossBeforeReclassificationsNetOfTax
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0.9us-gaap_OtherComprehensiveIncomeLossBeforeReclassificationsNetOfTax
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Amounts reclassified from accumulated other comprehensive income(1)     1.7us-gaap_ReclassificationFromAccumulatedOtherComprehensiveIncomeCurrentPeriodNetOfTax
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[1] (0.6)us-gaap_ReclassificationFromAccumulatedOtherComprehensiveIncomeCurrentPeriodNetOfTax
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[1]
Total changes in other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax     (4.3)us-gaap_OtherComprehensiveIncomeLossNetOfTax
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0.3us-gaap_OtherComprehensiveIncomeLossNetOfTax
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Balance at the end of the period (5.6)us-gaap_AccumulatedOtherComprehensiveIncomeLossNetOfTax
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0.5us-gaap_AccumulatedOtherComprehensiveIncomeLossNetOfTax
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(5.6)us-gaap_AccumulatedOtherComprehensiveIncomeLossNetOfTax
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0.5us-gaap_AccumulatedOtherComprehensiveIncomeLossNetOfTax
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Total Attributable to Hillenbrand, Inc.        
Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss), before Tax [Roll Forward]        
Balance at the beginning of the period     (52.2)us-gaap_AccumulatedOtherComprehensiveIncomeLossNetOfTax
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(1.4)us-gaap_AccumulatedOtherComprehensiveIncomeLossNetOfTax
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Other comprehensive income before reclassifications        
Before tax amount     (65.0)us-gaap_OtherComprehensiveIncomeLossBeforeReclassificationsBeforeTax
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12.1us-gaap_OtherComprehensiveIncomeLossBeforeReclassificationsBeforeTax
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Tax expense     2.5us-gaap_OtherComprehensiveIncomeLossTax
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(1.0)us-gaap_OtherComprehensiveIncomeLossTax
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After tax amount     (62.5)us-gaap_OtherComprehensiveIncomeLossBeforeReclassificationsNetOfTax
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11.1us-gaap_OtherComprehensiveIncomeLossBeforeReclassificationsNetOfTax
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Amounts reclassified from accumulated other comprehensive income(1)     3.5us-gaap_ReclassificationFromAccumulatedOtherComprehensiveIncomeCurrentPeriodNetOfTax
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[1] 0.8us-gaap_ReclassificationFromAccumulatedOtherComprehensiveIncomeCurrentPeriodNetOfTax
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[1]
Total changes in other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax     (59.0)us-gaap_OtherComprehensiveIncomeLossNetOfTax
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11.9us-gaap_OtherComprehensiveIncomeLossNetOfTax
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Balance at the end of the period (111.2)us-gaap_AccumulatedOtherComprehensiveIncomeLossNetOfTax
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10.5us-gaap_AccumulatedOtherComprehensiveIncomeLossNetOfTax
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(111.2)us-gaap_AccumulatedOtherComprehensiveIncomeLossNetOfTax
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10.5us-gaap_AccumulatedOtherComprehensiveIncomeLossNetOfTax
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Noncontrolling Interests        
Other comprehensive income before reclassifications        
Before tax amount     (0.1)us-gaap_OtherComprehensiveIncomeLossBeforeReclassificationsBeforeTax
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0.1us-gaap_OtherComprehensiveIncomeLossBeforeReclassificationsBeforeTax
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Tax expense     0us-gaap_OtherComprehensiveIncomeLossTax
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0us-gaap_OtherComprehensiveIncomeLossTax
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After tax amount     (0.1)us-gaap_OtherComprehensiveIncomeLossBeforeReclassificationsNetOfTax
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0.1us-gaap_OtherComprehensiveIncomeLossBeforeReclassificationsNetOfTax
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Amounts reclassified from accumulated other comprehensive income(1)     0us-gaap_ReclassificationFromAccumulatedOtherComprehensiveIncomeCurrentPeriodNetOfTax
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[1] 0us-gaap_ReclassificationFromAccumulatedOtherComprehensiveIncomeCurrentPeriodNetOfTax
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Total changes in other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax     $ (0.1)us-gaap_OtherComprehensiveIncomeLossNetOfTax
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$ 0.1us-gaap_OtherComprehensiveIncomeLossNetOfTax
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[1] Amounts are net of tax.