Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Document and Entity Information

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Document and Entity Information (USD $)
12 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2012
Nov. 15, 2012
Mar. 30, 2012
Document and Entity Information      
Entity Registrant Name Hillenbrand, Inc.    
Entity Central Index Key 0001417398    
Document Type 10-K    
Document Period End Date Sep. 30, 2012    
Amendment Flag false    
Current Fiscal Year End Date --09-30    
Entity Well-known Seasoned Issuer Yes    
Entity Voluntary Filers No    
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes    
Entity Filer Category Large Accelerated Filer    
Entity Public Float     $ 1,435,908,427
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   62,618,678  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2012    
Document Fiscal Period Focus FY