NSW Premier Mike Baird has warned that would-be terrorists will be hunted down and they could be being monitored at this very moment.

NSW Premier Mike Baird has delivered a fierce warning to would-be terrorists: “We will hunt you down.”

“If you have any intent to bring overseas conflicts here, if you have any intent to threaten the security of this community, we will hunt you down,” the premier said following the pre-dawn counter-terrorism raids in Sydney and Brisbane on Thursday.

“Those that think they may be operating in dark corners, we are shining the light upon you.

“You may well be listened to as we speak.”

He said plans to attack random Sydneysiders were horrifying and those responsible would be caught.