Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Other Comprehensive Income (Loss) (Details)

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Other Comprehensive Income (Loss) (Details) (USD $)
In Millions, unless otherwise specified
3 Months Ended 6 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2014
Mar. 31, 2013
Mar. 31, 2014
Mar. 31, 2013
Changes in accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) by component        
Balance at the beginning of the period     $ (1.4)  
Other comprehensive income before reclassifications        
Before tax amount     12.2  
Tax benefit (expense)     (1.0)  
After tax amount     11.2  
Amounts reclassified from accumulated other comprehensive income     0.8  
Total changes in other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax 0.7 (19.9) 12.0 (8.6)
Balance at the end of the period 10.5   10.5  
Total attributable to Hillenbrand, Inc.
       
Changes in accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) by component        
Balance at the beginning of the period     (1.4)  
Other comprehensive income before reclassifications        
Before tax amount     12.1  
Tax benefit (expense)     (1.0)  
After tax amount     11.1  
Amounts reclassified from accumulated other comprehensive income     0.8  
Total changes in other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax     11.9  
Balance at the end of the period 10.5   10.5  
Pension and Postretirement
       
Changes in accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) by component        
Balance at the beginning of the period     (33.0)  
Other comprehensive income before reclassifications        
Before tax amount     2.4  
Tax benefit (expense)     (0.7)  
After tax amount     1.7  
Amounts reclassified from accumulated other comprehensive income     1.4  
Total changes in other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax     3.1  
Balance at the end of the period (29.9)   (29.9)  
Currency Translation
       
Changes in accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) by component        
Balance at the beginning of the period     31.4  
Other comprehensive income before reclassifications        
Before tax amount     8.5  
After tax amount     8.5  
Total changes in other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax     8.5  
Balance at the end of the period 39.9   39.9  
Net Unrealized Gain (Loss) on Derivative Instruments
       
Changes in accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) by component        
Balance at the beginning of the period     0.2  
Other comprehensive income before reclassifications        
Before tax amount     1.2  
Tax benefit (expense)     (0.3)  
After tax amount     0.9  
Amounts reclassified from accumulated other comprehensive income     (0.6)  
Total changes in other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax     0.3  
Balance at the end of the period 0.5   0.5  
Noncontrolling Interests
       
Other comprehensive income before reclassifications        
Before tax amount     0.1  
After tax amount     0.1  
Total changes in other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax     $ 0.1