Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

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3 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2019
Jan. 31, 2020
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Document Type 10-Q  
Document Quarterly Report true  
Document Period End Date Dec. 31, 2019  
Document Transition Report false  
Entity File Number 001-33794  
Entity Registrant Name HILLENBRAND, INC.  
Entity Incorporation, State or Country Code IN  
Entity Tax Identification Number 26-1342272  
Entity Address, Address Line One One Batesville Boulevard  
Entity Address, City or Town Batesville  
Entity Address, State or Province IN  
Entity Address, Postal Zip Code 47006  
City Area Code 812  
Local Phone Number 934-7500  
Title of 12(b) Security Common Stock, without par value  
Trading Symbol HI  
Security Exchange Name NYSE  
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes  
Entity Interactive Data Current Yes  
Entity Filer Category Large Accelerated Filer  
Entity Emerging Growth Company false  
Entity Small Business false  
Entity Shell Company false  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   74,718,686
Entity Central Index Key 0001417398  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --09-30  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2020  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q1  
Amendment Flag false