Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)


Cover - USD ($)
12 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2020
Nov. 06, 2020
Mar. 31, 2020
Cover [Abstract]      
Title of 12(b) Security Common Stock, without par value    
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 Registrant Name HILLENBRAND, INC.    
Entity Central Index Key 0001417398    
Current Fiscal Year End Date --09-30    
Entity Filer Category Large Accelerated Filer    
Entity Emerging Growth Company false    
Document Type 10-K    
Document Annual Report true    
Document Period End Date Sep. 30, 2020    
Document Transition Report false    
Document Fiscal Period Focus FY    
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2020    
Amendment Flag false    
Entity Well-known Seasoned Issuer Yes    
Entity Voluntary Filers No    
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes    
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   74,779,325  
Entity Public Float     $ 1,402,025,292
Entity File Number 001-33794    
City Area Code 812    
Local Phone Number 934-7500    
Entity Interactive Data Current Yes    
Entity Shell Company false    
Entity Address, Postal Zip Code 47006    
Trading Symbol HI    
Security Exchange Name NYSE    
Entity Small Business false    
Documents Incorporated by Reference Portions of our definitive proxy statement for the 2021 Annual Meeting of Shareholders are incorporated by reference into Part III of this report. The proxy statement will be filed no later than December 30, 2020.