Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Document and Entity Information

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3 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2016
Feb. 17, 2017
Document And Entity Information    
Entity Registrant Name AEOLUS PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.  
Entity Central Index Key 0001261734  
Document Type 10-Q  
Document Period End Date Dec. 31, 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
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q1  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2017