Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Document and Entity Information

Document and Entity Information - USD ($)
12 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2014
Jul. 31, 2015
Mar. 31, 2014
Document and Entity Information [Abstract]      
Entity Central Index Key 0000063296    
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     $ 1,100,000,000
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   32,964,476  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2014    
Document Fiscal Period Focus FY    
Document Type 10-K/A    
Amendment Flag true    
Amendment Description Matthews International Corporation (the “Company”) is filing this amendment on Form 10-K/A (this “Amendment”) to amend its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2014, as filed on November 26, 2014 (the “Form 10-K” or “Original Filing”), to revise (1) its consolidated financial statements as of and for the fiscal years ended September 30, 2014, September 30, 2013 and September 30, 2012, (2) its selected financial data for all years presented, (3) its quarterly results of operations for all fiscal quarters in fiscal years 2014 and 2013, (4) its Management’s Discussion and Analysis, and Business and Properties descriptions, (5) its Management’s Report on Internal Control Over Financial Reporting as of September 30, 2014, and (6) its Item 9A “Controls and Procedures” disclosures as of September 30, 2014.    
Document Period End Date Sep. 30, 2014