Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Document and Entity Information

Document and Entity Information - USD ($)
12 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2015
Nov. 11, 2015
Mar. 31, 2015
Document and Entity Information      
Entity Registrant Name Hillenbrand, Inc.    
Entity Central Index Key 0001417398    
Current Fiscal Year End Date --09-30    
Entity Filer Category Large Accelerated Filer    
Document Type 10-K    
Document Period End Date Sep. 30, 2015    
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2015    
Document Fiscal Period Focus FY    
Amendment Flag false    
Entity Well-known Seasoned Issuer Yes    
Entity Voluntary Filers No    
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes    
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   62,844,235  
Entity Public Float     $ 1,903,119,942