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, 2016
Dec. 16, 2016
Mar. 31, 2016
Document And Entity Information      
Entity Registrant Name AEOLUS PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.    
Entity Central Index Key 0001261734    
Document Type 10-K    
Document Period End Date Sep. 30, 2016    
Amendment Flag false    
Current Fiscal Year End Date --09-30    
Is Entity a Well-known Seasoned Issuer? No    
Is Entity a Voluntary Filer? No    
Is Entity's Reporting Status Current? Yes    
Entity Filer Category Smaller Reporting Company    
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   152,085,825  
Public Float     $ 10,925,560
Document Fiscal Period Focus FY    
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2016